Tom Warren launches write-in bid against Nancy Tanner

Amarillo business man Tom Warren has launched a write-in campaign to challenge current Potter County Judge Nancy Tanner this coming November.

"Since Nancy Tanner has been in office, she has raised taxes numerous times, issued millions of dollars in debt without taxpayer approval, kept businesses shut down unnecessarily for months during the pandemic, aligned herself with anti-veteran organizations, overseen the county’s failed response to the worst cyberattack on a local government entity in Amarillo’s history, appointed Democrats to powerful local government positions, and has done all of this while showing total disregard for the citizens of this county.

"While Tanner’s record is a complete disgrace, what I find to be worst about Tanner’s record is her decision to issue $54 million in debt for a new courthouse without even seeking voter approval. When a local TV station asked her why she didn’t seek voter approval, she said it was because “if we do a bond election it could fail.” Isn’t that the whole point — letting taxpayers decide if they want to repay the debt for the project you want completed?

"Nancy Tanner has been a horrible county judge for Potter County and as we inched closer and closer to the filing deadline for November, I just knew I couldn’t sit on the sidelines and let the worst county judge in Amarillo history win re-election unopposed.

"I am running for Potter County Judge as a referendum on Tanner and her record: higher taxes brought to you by a career politician. Tanner does not deserve to be re-elected unopposed, and I will make sure that she can’t win re-election without a fight.

"As a write-in candidate, I am well aware that this campaign is a long shot. However, I have always believed in Sam Houston’s age-old quote, 'Do right and risk the consequences'," Warren states on his campaign website.

Born and raised in Amarillo, Warren is president of Diamond T Rubber Company and the owner of Tom Warren Vintage Trucks, a globally-recognized vehicle restoration shop that has seen its project vehicles go on to be in the finest automotive collections and museums in the world.

In 2016, Tom co-founded The Amarillo Pioneer Media Company with his son, Thomas Warren III.

Learn more about Warren's campaign at

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