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About this race

For Timothy Trageser, a longtime criminal defense attorney, the top issue in his race for judge is experience in criminal law. He says he’s defended at least 7,000 accused criminals in federal and state courts. That experience, he said, would translate into better decisions when it comes to sentencing or deciding what defendants are best to participate in alternative programs. The incumbent, Richard Leland, notes that he had criminal experience before his appointment to the bench last year but also has a strong financial background and extensive experience in civil law, including family law.

Spokane County District Court Judge, Position 8, Spokane County

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Candidate Votes Pct
Richard M. Leland 76,242 67.80%
Timothy D. Trageser 36,214 32.20%

* 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.