MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today his appointment of Matthew Allen to serve as Iowa County District Attorney.
Mr. Allen, a resident of Dodgeville, is currently the assistant district attorney for Iowa County, handling the criminal caseload for the entire county. In addition, Mr. Allen serves as corporation counsel for Iowa County, representing and advising the county, its board, and agencies. He represents the county in all family law and commitment proceedings, as well as the wide array of legal needs of a county, including contracts, real estate, the county budget, drafting of ordinances, and litigation.
“Matthew Allen is the ideal person for the job. He is energetic, enthusiastic, and highly respected throughout the community. With his experience in the district attorney’s office, he will provide the continuity and expertise the people of Iowa County deserve,” said Gov. Evers.
Gov. Evers’ appointment of Mr. Allen fills a vacancy created by the unexpected passing of Larry Nelson on April 16, 2019. Mr. Allen will fill the remainder of the unexpired term that ends in January 2021.