The votes are in for the Sioux Falls mayoral race.

Paul TenHaken and Jolene Loetscher led the way in total votes. Since no candidate received over 50 percent of the vote, there will be a run-off election that is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1.

Paul TenHaken, a Minnesota native, told KELOLAND News that if elected his number one priority will be public safety and tackling the narcotics growth in the city. A businessman and entrepreneur, TenHaken says his other top two priorities will be to address workforce development, targeting millennials in particular.  He also wants to make city hall more transparent and inclusive. 

Jolene Loetscher spent five years as a reporter for KELO TV and now works as a business owner in Sioux Falls. Loetscher is also looking at ways to create a transparent office as mayor. Loetscher says the most exciting part of being Sioux Falls’ next mayor would be paving a path for future generations.