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.