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Jordan Gaffney is new county attorney

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors have chosen Jordan Gaffney as the new county attorney – a decision made during the regular Tuesday meeting.

The previous county attorney, Jennifer Miller, resigned April 1 after she was named district judge for District 2B by Gov. Kim Reynolds.

Marshall County Auditor Nan Benson said two candidates submitted applications for the attorney’s position.

Supervisor Bill Patten said it was a tight race between the candidates.

“I think we learned a lot from the interviews because they had ideas we had not heard before,” he said. “I’m excited about going forward and seeing some of those ideas.”

Supervisor Dave Thompson said integrity was a characteristic which really stood out in the candidates.

“Honestly, I don’t think we could have made a bad choice,” Thompson said. “One just scored higher on our matrixes.”

Supervisor Steve Salasek said filling the county attorney position was the toughest choice he ever had to make in terms of hiring.

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