Floyd County Attorney Appointment Could Become Official Wednesday
Official appointment of a new Floyd County Attorney is on hold for a couple of days.
In February, then-County Attorney Rachel Ginbey submitted her resignation to become the County Attorney in Hancock County and her last day as Floyd County Attorney was March 12th.
The Floyd County Board of Supervisors had hoped to fill the vacancy by appointment during their regular meeting on Monday, when they conducted interviews with all three candidates: Assistant Floyd County Attorney Randy Tilton, Assistant Cerro Gordo County Attorney Brendon Moe, and Charles City attorney and former state legislator Todd Prichard.
Prichard emerged as the leading candidate, but he proposed that the County Attorney be part-time along with two part-time assistants. Tilton, currently the acting County Attorney, told supervisors the office has its hands full trying to keep up with the litigation load with both a full-time County Attorney and assistant county attorney.
Supervisor Dennis Keifer was concerned about the disparity of views.
Supervisors must approve a resolution switching from full-time to part-time County Attorney as well as determining the part-time salary. They hope to do that with a special meeting Wednesday morning at 9 am, along with follow up questions for Prichard.
However, any eligible elector in the County could file a petition to force a special election for the post. That petition must be filed within 14 days of the actual appointment. Whoever is appointed would serve out the remainder of Ginbey’s term, which ends December 31, 2026.