Boddicker to be sworn in Tuesday

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MONTROSE – After a large victory in the Tuesday special election last week, the Lee County Board of Supervisors will swear in Clinton Boddicker as the newest Lee County Attorney at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

Boddicker beat current County Attorney Ross Braden 2,462 to 1,642 in a special election that was required after former County Attorney Mike Short resigned. Iowa statutes dictate an election was to be held at the first general election, which just happened to be the special election set for the Lee County Health Department referendum. The supervisors will first have to sign off on the election canvass.

Braden was appointed by a 3-2 vote of the supervisors on Feb. 9 and served just 82 days in office before being defeated by Boddicker.

The agenda also shows the appointment of a first assistant in the office. Braden and Boddicker had both indicated that Braden may join the County Attorney’s staff after the election results came in.

In other action,

  • the supervisors will also vote to fill a correctional officer vacancy created in the jail.
  • review the 2018 fiscal year rate from the Regional Utility Service Systems (RUSS) of $56.95.
  • vote on entering an agreement with Lynch Dallas of Cedar Rapids for Human Resources.

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