Former Spokane County District Court Judge -- and current candidate -- Randy Brandt has had several vocations during his career, including construction and real estate. Thirty years ago he became a lawyer. He served as a District Court pro tem judge and court commissioner, before being appointed as a judge in 2011. He lost his bid for re-election in 2014. Now he’s back challenging Patrick Johnson and Lynden Smithson for an open District Court seat.