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Casson Signs Contract With County

By Gordon HopkinsOn January 3, 2023, Joseph Casson signed a contract with Jefferson County to continue in his role as county attorney. Casson was sworn in at a ceremony on January 5.The contract runs until January 6, 2027.Casson opted not to run for re-election in Jefferson County in 2022. Instead, he ran for county attorney in Thayer County, to replace county attorney Dan Werner, who also did not run for re-election. Casson defeated his lone challenger, write-in candidate Julie Effenbeck of Chester.Casson will serve as county attorney for both Jefferson and Thayer.No candidates filed in Jefferson County. Although there were 120 write-in bal...

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