Davenport Evans lawyer Jean H. Bender has been appointed to replace John Pekas on the Minnehaha County Commission. Bender practices in the areas of employment law and employee benefits, and will remain active with the firm while serving in this new capacity. Bender is a former Brandon Valley School board member and lives in rural Minnehaha County.

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