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Denny Making Moves Toward Court of Appeals Bid

Denny/Photo by Campaign

Denny/Photo by Campaign

Amarillo attorney Steven Denny will be filing a campaign treasurer appointment this week in preparation for a potential bid for a seat on the Seventh Court of Appeals.

On Thursday, Denny confirmed that he will be filing a campaign treasurer appointment for a possible bid for Place 4 on the Seventh Court of Appeals. The seat is currently held by Justice James T. Campbell, but Denny says he only plans to run if Campbell retires from the position.

“I do not intend to run against Justice Campbell if he decides not to retire,” Denny said via a social media message.

Denny also changed the name of his judicial campaign Facebook page in preparation for a possible bid on Thursday. The title of the page now reads “Steven Denny for Justice, Seventh Court of Appeals, Place 4,” after previously being used for his bid for the 320th District Judge position last year. Denny finished a close second in the Republican runoff for the office in 2018, losing to eventual general election winner Pamela Cook Sirmon.

Candidates will have the option to begin filing for a spot on the primary ballot in November, but may declare their candidacies at any time.

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