New Lyon County Attorney Is Originally From May City

Date posted - December 7, 2012

Rock Rapids, Iowa — When former Lyon County Attorney Carl Petersen resigned to become a district Judge, Lyon County had to hire a new County Attorney. They shared an attorney with Osceola County for a while, but the law says they have to hire a new attorney within 40 days of the resignation of the old attorney.

That attorney has been hired. Coincidentally, she is also from Osceola County. She is Shayne Mayer, originally from May City. We had a chance to talk to Mayer, and she tells us about her background.

We asked Mayer what got her interested in law.

Mayer tells us about her experience with the law.

She praises Lyon County law enforcement officers and her predecessor.

We asked Mayer if she thinks that the law should be strict or lenient with offenders.

And if the last name “Mayer” and the town of May City sound familiar to you for some reason, Mayer says you probably know her sister. And yes, she gets that question a lot.

Of course, we’re referring to Nashville Star Shawn Mayer, who we’ve featured a number of times on KIWA.

Big sister Shayne says Rock Rapids is a good fit for her. She likes northwest Iowa and has been wanting to get back here, and she likes the small town atmosphere.

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