It appears that Mike Pemberton will be the next 9th Judicial District circuit court judge.
According to unofficial returns in four counties, Pemberton pulled off the win by a scant 144 votes.
“We did it,” Pemberton told his supporters gathered at Jake's Tavern and Grill. “We did it the right way, and at least in this four-county race, you can do it the right way and you can be successful.”
The final numbers were 12,603 Pemberton to 12,459 McFarland.