The Amarillo Pioneer

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Editorial: A Message of Congratulations and a Reminder

To all of the candidates who earned nominations during the March 6th primary elections: congratulations. To those who did not win their races: thank you for running for office and we wish you all of the best in the future.

Since that is out of the way, let's talk about the job that is not done yet. While Republican voters sent Matt Martindale to the Randall County Court at Law #2 and chose Amarillo College police officer Robert Taylor for Justice of the Peace on March 6th, the job of the Amarillo voters is not done yet. Voters in Randall County will not have any Republican runoff races. Meanwhile, voters in Potter County must still decide three races in their Republican primary runoff. In addition, Democrats statewide have to decide their race for governor between former Dallas sheriff Lupe Valdez and Houston businessman Andrew White.

No matter which party you identify with, here is a firm reminder: your job of voting is not done.

All of these important races will be decided on May 22nd in the Republican and Democratic primary runoffs. Len Walker and Walt Weaver are vying for the Potter County Court at Law #1 spot, Wade Overstreet and Matt Hand are running for Potter County's second Court at Law, and Steven Michael Denny and Pamela Cook Sirmon are running for 320th District Judge. These races are extremely important, as voters will replace three retiring judges and change the landscape of the local judiciary for at least the next four years.

Amarillo has some big decisions to make on May 22nd and we sincerely hope that we see you at the polls.

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