Orange City, Iowa — Last week, Sioux County Attorney Coleman McAllister announced his resignation. This week the Sioux County Board of Supervisors has said that they plan to appoint a new County Attorney to take his place.
According to code, the board can’t just go ahead and appoint someone. First, they must make and publish an official notice that they intend to appoint someone to fill this elected position. At that point, Sioux County residents can file petitions to require a special election for that post, instead of the board appointing someone.
Whoever is appointed or elected would fill the remainder of McAllister’s current term, which expires at the end of the year.
Completely separate is the upcoming election for the next full term. The filing period for that is March 3rd through March 26th.
McAllister will resign effective the end of March.
He has announced he is taking a position as an area prosecutor in the Iowa Attorney General’s office.