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Hart wins judicial race in landslide

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John Hart, left, gives his opening statement at a candidate’s forum held June 17 in the Neill Public Library.

John Hart, left, gives his opening statement at a candidate’s forum held June 17 in the Neill Public Library.

ANA MARIA ALANIZ MENDOZA | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

ANA MARIA ALANIZ MENDOZA | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

John Hart, left, gives his opening statement at a candidate’s forum held June 17 in the Neill Public Library.

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen news editor

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In the race for Whitman County District Court judge, Colfax Municipal Court Judge John Hart beat challenger Rob Rembert, Pro Tem Whitman County District Court judge, by nearly twice the number of votes based on initial voter tabulations Tuesday night.

Hart earned 65.7 percent of the vote and Rembert earned 34.3 percent as of Tuesday night.

Hart said in previous interviews with The Daily Evergreen that he wants to improve technology used in court, make judicial linguistics easier to understand and is “motivated by the desire to help people.”

Whitman County’s second voter tabulation is scheduled to come in at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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Hart wins judicial race in landslide