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Judge Randy Brandt speaks after loss to Aimee Maurer

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Judge Randy Brandt is moving on after 21 years on the bench. Judge Randy Brandt is moving on after 21 years on the bench.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

It was a race that pitted experience against change, but ultimately Aimee Maurer and change won out in a race that surprised a lot of people.

With only a few days left on the bench, Brandt says he's looking forward to exploring other job opportunities.

Judge Brandt has spent 21 years on the bench, but lost his district court seat to Maurer by about 3.5 percent.

"I have to stop and look and find the silver lining here, and I have. I'm very excited about my future, saddened by what has happened, but I'm not going to look back because I'm not going there," said Judge Brandt.

Brandt will still appear in court occasionally. He's already signed up to be a pro-tem, or a substitute judge.

Brandt's last day is Nov. 25.

Aimee Maurer's swearing in ceremony is Dec. 5th.

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