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Ochoa-Bruck may unseat Antush in judicial election


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.

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