The former Floyd County attorney has lost an appeal to get his job back. The Floyd County Board of Supervisors had declared the county attorney’s position vacant after Jesse Marzen had his law license suspended by the Iowa Supreme Court. The court ruled that he had broken the rules when he engaged in a sexual relationship with a client before his election in 2006.

Marzen contended that the board had exceeded its authority, but District Court Judge Kurt Wilke has ruled that the supervisors were correct in their decision to declare the position as vacant and appoint a replacement.

By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City