Showers announces candidacy
Former assistant Washington County attorney Shawn Showers is seeking the Republican nomination for Washington County Attorney. Showers, a Washington resident, cites overwhelming encouragement by numerous citizens, members of the judicial system, and countless law enforcement officers as why he is seeking the office. Showers believes he is the ideal candidate for the office based on his experience, temperament, and ability to communicate effectively with county officials, city officials, and Washington County citizens.
Showers was born in Leon and grew up on farms in Lucas and Wayne counties before graduating from Mormon Trail Community School. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa, he attended law school at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kan. While in law school, he was elected Student Bar Association president and was a member of Law Clinic.
Since his admission to the Iowa Bar, Showers has worked as an assistant county attorney in Cerro Gordo County in Mason City from 2008 to 2010, and Washington County from 2010 to 2013, and as a public defender with the State Public Defender’s office in Ottumwa since last summer. While an assistant Washington County attorney, Showers was an active member of the Iowa County Attorney Association’s Juvenile Justice Committee.
Showers believes the job responsibilities of county attorney and ethical duties of a prosecutor require an attorney of sound judgment. He intends to focus on the safety of children and other vulnerable members of our community. Additionally, his approach to prosecuting cases will not only hold offenders accountable, but also respect individuals’ rights under the U.S. Constitution and the Iowa Constitution. He will foster positive and constructive working relationships with the Board of Supervisors and county officials. He intends to focus on his positive vision for the county attorney’s office during the primary and general election campaign.