Mahaska County Works Towards Appointing New County Attorney

The Mahaska County Supervisors interview county attorney candidates on Wednesday.

The Mahaska County Supervisors interview county attorney candidates on Wednesday.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors is now in the process of appointing the next county attorney.

Interviews were held on Wednesday afternoon as nine potential candidates were interviewed for the position. Those applicants are as follows;

  • Daniel J Gonnerman – Slater, Iowa
  • Seth Harrington – Ottumwa, Iowa
  • Misty White-Reiner – Pella, Iowa
  • Richard Scott – Centerville, Iowa
  • Andrew Williams Stangl – Altoona, Iowa
  • Charles A. Stream – Oskaloosa, Iowa
  • Steven J. Swanson – Ottumwa, Iowa
  • Paul M. Walther – Des Moines, Iowa
  • Amy Zenor – Oskaloosa, Iowa

The half hour interviews started at noon, and ran until approximately 4:30 pm, with half of the applicants asking for a closed session under Iowa law.

Mahaska County Supervisor Mike Vander Molen said that the process went well, and that there was some qualified candidates from within Mahaska County as well as a couple from outside the county. “I’m pretty confident whoever we choose, things should be in pretty good hands,” Vander Molen said.

The decision will come during the regular board meeting on Monday, during a closed session, when the supervisors will deliberate on the candidates. Upon returning to open session, a motion will be made to approve the candidate of their choice.

Vander Molen explained that the appointment will and “will probably take the oath within a couple of weeks then.”

The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday, April 15th at 9 am in the 3rd floor conference room.

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