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Matthew Antush

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

Party: No party

Age: 56

City: Liberty Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham in 1989 with a degree in political science. Graduated from Gonzaga Law School in 1992. 

Political experience: Appointed municipal court judge in March 2018 by Spokane Mayor David Condon. First run for public office. 

Work experience: Worked as a public defender for the city of Spokane from 1993 to 2017, when he joined the Spokane County Public Defender's Office until he was appointed judge. 

Family: Married to Kristi Antush. 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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