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Pioneer Readers Pick Denny, Walker, Hand in Survey

Amarillo Pioneer readers made their voices heard in the recently completed survey covering Amarillo runoff elections.

In the survey, which wrapped up on Monday, around 900 readers of the Pioneer cast votes on to voice who they are supporting in the upcoming May 22nd runoff elections. The results revealed some trends on how voters are thinking about the upcoming primary runoff contests.

First, in the Democratic race for governor, 60 Amarillo Pioneer readers split their support between Houston businessman Andrew White and former Dallas sheriff Lupe Valdez. Both White and Valdez pulled in 50 percent exactly from the Pioneer readers surveyed.

Meanwhile, in Potter County's Republican races, around 600 votes were cast. In the race for 320th District Judge, readers overwhelmingly chose Steven Michael Denny over Pamela Cook Sirmon. Denny received 67 percent in the survey to Sirmon's 33 percent.

In the race for Potter County Court at Law #1, readers were more split between the two contenders. In the end, readers chose Len Walker over Walt Weaver with 55 percent going toward Walker. Weaver earned 45 percent.

Finally, in the Potter County Court at Law #2 race, readers were also torn between Matthew Hand and Wade Overstreet, but Hand picked up the edge. In the final tally, which saw the largest amount of votes cast out of all four races, Hand won 57 percent in the survey to Overstreet's 43 percent.

The remaining readers who voted in this survey said that they lived in Randall County and would not vote in the Democratic runoff.

Voters will decide all of these races on May 22nd.

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