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Spokane Municipal Judge No. 3

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Gloria Ochoa-Bruck (N) 25,173 52.51%
Matthew Antush (N) 22,764 47.49%

* 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.

The Candidates

Gloria Ochoa-Bruck

No party
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. 

Matthew Antush

No party
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. 

Complete Coverage

Difference Makers: Gloria Ochoa-Bruck never passes up mentorship opportunity

Over the past 20 years, Ochoa-Bruck’s served as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney, worked as Mayor David Condon’s point-person on criminal justice reform and in November of this year was elected as one of the city’s three municipal judges. 

Challenger Gloria Ochoa-Bruck leading contest against incumbent Municipal Court Judge Matthew Antush

In a contest that saw billboards and yard signs throughout town, Antush, 55, was seeking to keep the seat he was appointed to by Mayor David Condon in 2018. Gloria Ochoa-Bruck served as Condon’s director of local government and multicultural affairs at City Hall. 

Northwest Passages - VIrtual Debate Spokane Municipal Court Judge

Spokane Municipal Court Judge Position 3 debate between Gloria Ochoa-Bruck and incumbent Judge Matthew Antush, moderated by Kip Hill.

Municipal Judge Matthew Antush faces former Spokane multicultural director Gloria Ochoa-Bruck in election to retain seat

Matthew Antush, 55, has the backing of many of the judges at the Spokane County Courthouse campus in his bid to retain the seat he was appointed to in 2018. Gloria Ochoa-Bruck, 48, has gathered support of past administration and City Hall officials in her bid for the job.