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Friday, April 26, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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About this race

Longtime incumbent Judge Sara Derr is being challenged by Chris Bugbee, a former deputy prosecutor now known for his work as a criminal defense attorney. Bugbee points to criticisms about the court in a 2013 “Blueprint for Reform” by the Spokane Regional Criminal Justice Commission and says it’s time for a change on the bench. Derr said the criticisms are unfounded opinions and that judges have enacted many reforms in recent years.

Spokane County District Court Judge, Position 2, Spokane County

Candidate Votes Pct
Sara B. Derr 66,889 57.27%
Chris Bugbee 49,906 42.73%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.