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Price County DA Fuhr Steps Down To Take Vacant Assistant Prosecutor Job

Mark Fuhr

Struggling to find qualified applicants for a newly-created Assistant District Attorney position, Price and Taylor counties did something creative to find a solution.

Price County District Attorney Mark Fuhr took a demotion to become Assistant District Attorney for the two counties.

Now, Gov. Tony Evers is seeking applicants to become Price County District Attorney.

The counties had been struggling to hire someone to fill the assistant prosecutor job.

But Fuhr said he thinks they’ll have better success finding a District Attorney, in part because it pays much better.

The assistant prosecutor job was newly created by state action and is designed to split time between Price and Taylor counties.

Evers will select a candidate to fill the remainder of Fuhr’s term as Price County District Attorney, which ends next January.

Ben worked as the Special Topics Correspondent at WXPR from September 2019 until November 2021. He now contributes occasionally to WXPR. During his full-time employment, his main focus was reporting on environment and natural resources issues in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of The Stream, a weekly series.
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