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Ochoa-Bruck may unseat Antush in judicial election

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Vote totals released Tuesday evening indicated Judge Matthew Antush could lose his seat to challenger Gloria Ochoa-Bruck in a closely-watched judicial race.

Ochoa-Bruck had 52 percent of counted ballots, to Antush's 48 percent, according to results from the Spokane County Auditor's office. They were running for a seat as a municipal court judge in Spokane.

Antush was appointed to the bench in March 2018 by former Mayor David Condon to fill a vacant seat. Before that he was a public defender in Spokane city and county for 25 years.

Ochoa-Bruck has also served as chief judge of the Spokane tribal court. She has been a deputy prosecutor in Benton County and had experience as a defense attorney in both private practice and as a public defender. She also worked for Condon on criminal justice reform issues.

Brandon Hollingsworth is your All Things Considered host. He has served public radio audiences for fifteen years, primarily in reporting, hosting and interviewing. His previous ports-of-call were WUOT-FM in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Alabama Public Radio. His work has been heard nationally on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Here and Now and NPR’s top-of-the-hour newscasts.
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