Walker Appoints New Ashland County District Attorney

David Meany has been appointed Ashland County District Attorney. David Meany has been appointed Ashland County District Attorney. |  Photo: Wis. Department of Justice (inset)

Created: January 02, 2019 03:55 PM

Gov. Scott Walker has appointed a state official to serve as Ashland County District Attorney after the previous DA was elected to the bench.

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The appointee, David Meany, has practiced law in Wisconsin for more than 35 years and has worked for the state since 2011.  He has been the Administrator for the Division of Legal Services at the Wisconsin Department of Justice since January 2015.

"Meany is a distinguished attorney with tremendous leadership experience and a strong commitment to the rule of law. He has demonstrated the skills, character, and commitment to justice to serve the citizens of Ashland County well," Walker said in a news release.

Meany received his undergraduate degree from Antioch College in Ohio and his Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Meany will take over for Kelly J. McKnight, who was elected to Ashland County Circuit Court Judge last year.

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