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Denny Outraises Sirmon in Lead Up to Runoff

Steven Denny dominated the fundraising game in the lead up to the May 22nd runoff for 320th District Judge.

Denny, an Amarillo attorney and volunteer firefighter, raised $10,620 in the most recent reporting period for the 320th Judicial District Judge contest. Denny also spent $8,394 and had $9,408 on hand at the end of the period. Denny's pulled in several $1,000 or $1,500 contributions, including contributions from Lubbock attorneys, Amarillo attorney Chris Hesse and former Amarillo City Councilman Randy Burkett.

Meanwhile, Pamela Cook Sirmon, a county court judge in Potter County, pulled in $5,829 for her campaign during the recent reporting period, while spending $7,739. Sirmon reported having $4,491 on hand at the end of the period. Sirmon's contributions also suggest that she has picked up the support of some candidates who appeared on the March 6th ballot, receiving contributions from Kerry Haney, who ran for Potter County Court at Law #1, and Marcus Norris, who opposed her for the Republican nomination on March 6th. 

Sirmon's top expenditures appear to be to C&B Marketing for advertising and hair over $1,000 for sign printing with ABC Signs. Denny had a slew of expenditures to Facebook, Inc. and also sported expenditures to AGE Graphics and Bubba's restaurant.

Both candidates will meet in the May 22nd runoff for the spot. The winner of the primary will likely not face an opponent in November and will replace the retiring Judge Don Emerson.

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