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Hand, Overstreet to Meet in Runoff for Potter Court Spot

Matthew Hand and Wade Overstreet are going to a runoff for the Potter County Court at Law #2 spot.

On Tuesday night, Potter County Republican voters advanced Hand and Overstreet to a May 22nd runoff for the Potter County Court at Law #2 position. In the unofficial election results from the County, Brown and Fortunato law firm attorney Hand led the field with 3,509, or 48 percent of the vote. Potter County prosecutor Wade Overstreet came in second with 2,688 votes, or 36 percent. Jerry Morales, an Amarillo attorney, won 1,180 votes, or 16 percent.

Hand and Overstreet will advance to the May 22nd runoff to decide the Republican nomination for the spot. No Democrats or third party candidates have filed to run, meaning that the winner of the runoff will likely become the next Potter County Court at Law #2 Judge in 2019. The incumbent, Pamela Cook Sirmon, has decided to retire to run for 320th Judicial District judge.

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