The Des Moines County Board is meeting today(Tues) and one of the things the Supervisors have to consider is the resignation of County Attorney Pat Jackson.
Assistant County Attorney Amy Beavers has been Acting County Attorney since Jackson went on medical leave more than two months ago.
Much has been made in one of the local newspapers about Jackson’s record and his way of running his office, but in Beck’s opinion the situation has been overblown. Beck says he hasn’t seen any malfeasance in the County Attorney’s office…which is not to say that Beavers hasn’t found ways to improve the operation. Beavers has already announced that she’ll handle cases personally…which Jackson did not, in recent memory…and she did not replace her own position when she moved up.