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State Senate Candidates Pull in Endorsements

The three candidates vying for Amarillo's District 31 Texas State Senate seat are pulling in endorsements in the run up to election day.

Last week, former Midland mayor Mike Canon picked up the endorsement of former Midland mayor Ernest Angelo, Jr. In a letter published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram, Angelo encouraged voters to back Canon, citing the former mayor's "conservative record, character and integrity."

"Mike Canon, former Midland mayor, is a real conservative seeking the Republican nomination for Senate District 31," Angelo wrote in his letter. "Mike has a proven conservative record, the character and integrity to be a great leader for District 31 and Texas."

Both of Canon's opponents have also recently pulled in support.

On Tuesday, Texas State Rifle Association members received an email encouraging them to vote for incumbent Kel Seliger. In the email, the TSRA says that Seliger is the only endorsed candidate for the spot and should earn the votes of area voters.

Victor Leal, an Amarillo restaurant owner, also pulled in an endorsement from the Potter County Deputy Sheriff's Association Fraternal Order of the Police. In an endorsement statement, Charlie Johnson, the organization's treasurer, says that Leal has the right temperament to represent Texans in the State Senate.

"Victor demonstrates the type of commitment that is needed in business and as a political leader," Johnson wrote.

Voters will decide the State Senate race on March 6th. Early voting is now open.

FROM LEFT: Mike Canon, Victor Leal, Kel Seliger  Photos by Midland Reporter-Telegram, KFDA, Texas Tribune

FROM LEFT: Mike Canon, Victor Leal, Kel Seliger

Photos by Midland Reporter-Telegram, KFDA, Texas Tribune

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