The Amarillo Pioneer

Amarillo's only free online newspaper. Established in 2016, we work to bring you local news that is unbiased and honest.


Norris Narrowly Outraises Denny in 320th Judge Race

Three candidates seeking Amarillo's 320th District Judge seat turned in finance reports on Monday showing competitive fundraising in the race for the vacant judicial spot.

Ex-city attorney and Underwood Law Firm employee Marcus W. Norris brought in the most cash with $3,200. Norris' top contributions came from Joe Bob McCartt at $250 and Garth Merrick at $500. Norris also reported spending a little over $4,000 with Double U Marketing.

Criminal defense attorney Steven Michael Denny came in with the second most amount, bringing in $3,100 in contributions. Denny's top contributions were $1,000 from Craig Gualtiere and a $1,000 in-kind donation from Randy Burkett. His top expense was $1,295 to AGE Graphics for yard signs.

Rounding out the field was Potter County Court-at-Law #2 judge Pamela Cook Sirmon. Sirmon brought in a single $500 donation from former Amarillo mayor Jerry Hodge and reported her biggest expense being a $1,000 yard sign deposit to C&B Printing.

Attorney Lynda Smith, the fourth candidate in the crowded race, did not file a report, according to searches on the Texas Ethics Commission's website.

Voters will decide the race in the March 6th Republican primary. A runoff, if necessary, will be held in May.

Photo by Huffington Post

Photo by Huffington Post

Amarillo Weather (February 7-9)

Tickets on Sale for Second Gabriel Iglesias Show in Amarillo