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District Court, Pos. 6

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Andrew Biviano (N) 92,952 51.08%
Deanna Crull (N) 89,033 48.92%

* 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

Andrew Biviano

Spokane, WA

Education: Graduated from St. George’s School in Spokane. Earned a bachelor’s degree in clinical child psychology from Yale University in 1997, and a law degree from Gonzaga University in 2006.

Political experience: Ran unsuccessfully for Spokane County Commissioner as a Democrat in 2016. Served as chair of Spokane County Democrats, 2017-2018. 

Work experience: Owner of Law Office of Andrew S. Biviano, civil rights firm in downtown Spokane. Pro tem judge at Spokane County District Court. Former partner at Paukert & Troppmann in Spokane. Previously worked as a mental health counselor, case manager and court-appointed special advocate. Worked with mentally ill patients at Frontier Behavioral Health. Spent four years as a federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney's Office in Eastern Washington..

Family: Married. Has three children.

Deanna Crull

Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Gonzaga University with a bachelor's degree in political science in 1997. Graduated from Gonzaga Law School in 2001. Completed training with the Trial Lawyers College and the Judicial College. 

Political experience: First run for political office.  

Work experience: Owner of Action Legal Group since 2009. Pro tem judge for Kalispel Tribal Court, Spokane County District Court and city of Airway Heights. Commissioner with Airway Heights Municipal Court. Former public defense attorney in Lincoln County District Court, 2010-2015. Former deputy prosecuting attorney, city of Spokane and Spokane County, 2006-2007. 

Family: Single, widowed. 

Complete Coverage

District Court contest between Andrew Biviano, Deanna Crull remains close Wednesday

Biviano’s percentage of the vote fell to 51.3% after votes were tallied Wednesday, but the vote margin against Crull increased to a little more than 4,500 votes countywide. Both candidates said Wednesday night they were waiting for additional returns, with an estimated 20,000 ballots left to count countywide as of Wednesday.

Voters pick Jenny Zappone for district court seat; Andrew Biviano leads Deanna Crull

Two new District Court judges will take the bench after Tuesday’s election in Spokane County. 

Local lawyers Deanna Crull and Andrew Biviano competing for Spokane County district judge position in November election

Deanna Crull, 46, is running against Andrew Biviano, 47, in the nonpartisan election for the seat. District judges serve four-year terms and preside over misdemeanor criminal cases, traffic infractions, small claims issues, protection orders in cases of domestic violence or harassment and therapeutic court proceedings.