Randy A. Brandt
City: Spokane, WA
Political experience: Appointed judge of Spokane County District Court in 2011. Elected to the position without opposition in 2012. Served until 2014, when he lost election bid to retain the position.
Work experience: Opened his own private practice in 1993 and began serving as a pro-tem judge on the Spokane County District Court. In 2003, became a district court commissioner, and from 2010 to 2011, an administrative law judge. Served as district court judge from 2011 to 2014 after appointed to bench by the Spokane County Commission. Operated his own law office from 1988 until appointed a court commissioner. Worked as a real estate broker in the 1970s and 1980s. Worked as funeral director at Ball & Dodd for about two years in the 1970s.
Education: Graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1969. Graduated Gonzaga University in 1974 and then Gonzaga School of Law in 1988.
Family: Unmarried, no children.
- Web: keepjudgebrandt.com
Patrick Johnson emerged as front-runner in the race for Spokane County District Court Judge, securing 39.5 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary election. Johnson was one of three challengers vying to become Spokane County’s new district court judge after Judge Vance Peterson announced his retirement at the end of the year.
Judge Vance Peterson’s planned retirement at the end of the year has drawn three challengers vying to become Spokane County’s newest district court judge. All three have lived in Spokane for decades, some born and raised. All three graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law and spent years working as attorneys. Where they diverge is the experience – particularly, whether they’ve already donned the black robes.
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