Fort Worth Appellate Court upholds new judicial election for 7th court of appeals

Fort Worth Appellate Court upholds new judicial election for 7th court of appeals
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AMARILLO, Texas (KCBD) - A Fort Worth court of appeals has upheld a trial court’s decision to hold a new election in the Republican primary for Justice on the 7th Court of Appeals.

That court hears cases for a 46-county region of the Panhandle and South Plains.

The decision comes after more than 1,200 voters in counties in the Panhandle were unable to vote for that race on Super Tuesday because it was left off the ballot.

The new election is scheduled to take place July 14.

This election is between gubernatorial appointee Larry Doss and his challenger Steve Denny.

Other runoff elections scheduled for July 14 include races for the 99th district court judge, between Kara Darnell and Phillip Hayes; and the 140th District Court Judge, between Tom Brummett and Douglas Frietag.

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