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Gloria Ochoa-Bruck

A candidate for Spokane Municipal Judge No. 3, City of Spokane in the 2021 Washington General Election, Nov. 2

Party: No party

Age: 49

City: Mead, Washington

Education: Earned a master of business administration from Washington State University in 2021. Earned a master's in criminal justice and criminology from Washington State University in 2019. Earned her law degree from the University of Idaho's College of Law in 2000. Earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from WSU in 1997. 

Political experience: First run for public office. 

Work experience: Associate judge for the Kalispel Tribe of Indians. Served as senior director of diversity and inclusion at the Kalispel Tribal Economic Authority until June 2021. Served as the city of Spokane's director of local government and multicultural affairs from 2013 to 2019. Taught at Gonzaga Law School (2012 to present) and Whitworth University (2020 to present). Former private practice attorney. 

Family: Married to Nick Bruck. Two sons and two daughters. 

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Gloria Ochoa-Bruck (N) 25,204 52.52%
Matthew Antush (N) 22,787 47.48%

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