Voters sent two Republicans to a May runoff in the four-way contest for the vacant 320th Judicial District Judge election.
On Tuesday, Republican voters in Potter County sent Potter County Court at Law #2 judge Pamela Cook Sirmon and Amarillo criminal defense attorney Steven Michael Denny to a May 22nd runoff for the 320th Judicial District Judge spot. Sirmon led the pack with 2,671 votes, or 37 percent. Denny closely followed Sirmon, pulling in 2,247 votes, or 31 percent. Former Amarillo city attorney Marcus W. Norris received about 21 percent of the vote and Lynda Smith rounded out the field with 11 percent.
Denny and Sirmon will meet in the May 22nd Republican primary runoff. The winner of the Republican nomination will not face a Democrat in November and will likely succeed the retiring Judge Don Emerson in 2019.