Floyd County has a new county attorney after a court ruling resulted in the previous county attorney losing his law license. The Floyd County Board of Supervisors on Monday appointed Normand Klemesrud to be the new county attorney. He’ll replace Jesse Marzen, who had his law license suspended by the Iowa Supreme Court last month.
The court had ruled that Marzen broke rules when he engaged in a sexual relationship with a client before being elected in 2006. Marzen has denied the charges, but he is not eligible to serve as county attorney without a valid law license. The Floyd County supervisors last month had appointed Klemesrud to be the county’s special prosecutor until a hearing was held Monday in which the supervisors declared the office was vacant and then named Klemesrud as the new county attorney.
By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City