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Saturday, February 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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About this race

This race pits longtime incumbent Judge Gregory Tripp against challenger James Richard Reierson, a former Kootenai County deputy prosecutor who resigned his position in August to campaign full time. Tripp was appointed to his position in 1997 and has been elected four times since then. Tripp said he wants everyone who appears in his court to feel like they’ve been treated fairly and looks forward to further innovations like drug court, domestic violence court and the option for people to pay their traffic fines in several payments. Reierson said he has been a “zealous” prosecutor and believes it’s time for someone with different experience and a new point of view to take over the position.

Spokane County District Court Judge, Position 5, Spokane County

Candidate Votes Pct
Gregory J. Tripp 85,727 74.74%
Richard Reierson 28,979 25.26%

* 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.