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Sirmon Leads February Fundraising in 320th Race

Potter County Court at Law #2 judge Pamela Cook Sirmon led the February fundraising pack as the candidates for 320th District Judge are making their last fundraising efforts before the March 6th primary.

According to information filed with the Texas Ethics Commission, Sirmon reported raising about $8,700 during February. Judge Sirmon's campaign also reported spending about $5,700 during the same period, with the lion's share of her expense going to C&B Marketing. At the end of the reporting period, Sirmon reported having about $4,800 on hand, while owing about $200 in outstanding loans.

Steven Michael Denny, an Amarillo criminal defense attorney, came in second in the fundraising race. Denny reported pulling in about $6,200 during the filing period, while also spending about $1,600. At the end of the period, Denny reported maintaining about $4,700 on hand, while running a debt-free campaign.

Rounding out the field is former city attorney and Underwood Law Firm attorney Marcus W. Norris. Norris reported raising about $2,600, while spending about $3,000. At the end of the February reporting period, Norris reported having about $5,500 on-hand, while also owing about $1,700 in outstanding loans.

No reporting information was readily available for the fourth candidate in the race, Amarillo attorney Lynda Smith.

Voters will decide this race in the March 6th Republican primary contest. A runoff, if necessary, will be held on May 22nd. The winner of the race will succeed the retiring Judge Don Emerson.

Photo by Sirmon Campaign

Photo by Sirmon Campaign

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