Minnehaha County Commissioner John Pekas has edged out former state lawmaker Marc Feinstein and will take on Magistrate Judge John Hinrichs for one of two open Sioux Falls circuit judge seats in November.
Hinrichs and Pekas were the top two candidates in the three candidate race and now move onto the general election. Hinrichs received 40 percent of the vote Tuesday night. Pekas narrowly beat out Feinstein by 120 votes. Hinrichs and Pekas will now face each other in November.
Magistrate judge and former state lawmaker Joni Cutler will run against attorney James Power in the other open circuit judge race in Sioux Falls in November.