MADISON – Governor Scott Walker announced today that he is seeking applicants for appointment as Ashland County District Attorney. 

The new appointee will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Ashland County District Attorney Kelly McKnight whose resignation is effective July 31, 2018. The new appointee will serve out the remainder of the unexpired term and will be up for election in November 2020.

Please submit the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Short Resume
  • References (list of 3-4)

D.A. Application: found on Governor Walker’s website (Select “Menu” at the top right of the page, “Serve WI,” “Service Applications,” “District Attorney Application.”)

Resumes, cover letters, and applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., June 5, 2018. Following submission, applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of the application and describing the general process for appointment.

Applicants with questions about the appointments process should email their questions to If you need to speak with someone immediately, you may contact Kate Wiedel at 608-266-1212.

Last Update: May 15, 2018 1:06 pm CDT

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