Hart, Rembert advance in race for county judge

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

Two weeks after the primary elections, the final results for Whitman County primaries were released Tuesday.

In the race for Whitman County District Court Judge, John Hart, who garnered 43 percent of the vote, will face challenger Rob Rembert in November. Rembert came in second with 29.7 percent.

Whitman County chief deputy prosecutor, Dan LeBeau, earned 27.3 percent and will not advance to the November elections.

The winner will replace Whitman County District Court Judge Doug Robinson, who plans to retire.

Hart, who has served as Colfax Municipal Court Judge since November 2012, said in a previous interview with The Daily Evergreen that he wanted to focus on open access to courts and initiate a technological overhaul.

Rembert, a longtime Pullman attorney, said he wants to make sure people do not dislike the courts, specifically at the district level.

“I think as a district court judge, I can make sure people have a fair experience and respect for the court system,” he told The Daily Evergreen in February.

The general election will be held Nov. 6.