No winner was declared in the election Tuesday for a new 5th District judge to be seated in Twin Falls.

    Instead, the top two candidates, neither of whom received more than the required 50 percent of the vote in the district, will face off in the November general election.

    Roger Harris got the majority of votes, garnering 10,410 votes in his favor, 46.3 percent of the total. David W. Gadd came in with 5,133 votes, 22.8 percent of the total number. There were five candidates.

    Voters in all eight counties of the 5th District—including Blaine—participated in the election, with a total of 22,474 voters casting ballots.

    “I’m very happy with the results,” said Harris in an interview Wednesday. “I’m very thankful for the confidence and support the people have given me with this vote.”

    “I’m very pleased to be in the top two,” said Gadd in an interview Wednesday. “I had a great time campaigning.”

    Now, it will be up to the voters in the Nov. 6 election to decide who will fill the vacant seat created by the death of Judge Randy Stoker.

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