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Brock denied Appanoose County Attorney position

By David Hotle | May 21, 2014

CENTERVILLE — During a search to fill the vacant position of Appanoose County Attorney, the Appanoose County Board of Supervisors interviewed Washington County Attorney Larry Brock for the position, according to the Daily Iowegian.
An article in the newspaper today confirmed that Brock was one of three candidates interviewed earlier this month. The paper reported that a committee of six people interviewed the candidates. The Appanoose County Board of Supervisors approved hiring candidate Susan Daniels. Brock is currently a candidate for the GOP nod for Washington County Attorney in the June 3 primary election, where he is facing newcomer Shawn Showers.
During a previous interview, Brock declined comment about whether he applied for the vacant county attorney position in Appanoose County. He also declined comment on whether he had applied for any other openings.  
The Appanoose County Attorney position had been vacant since county attorney Richard Scott died in April.
The Daily Iowegian has also filed a complaint against the Appanoose County Board of Supervisors, alleging that it violated open meetings laws while interviewing the candidates. The newspaper said that all three supervisors were present during the interviews. The Daily Iowegian, which has a written request for all agendas, was not informed of the meetings.
During a phone interview with The Washington Evening Journal last week, Appanoose County Board chairman Dean Castor had declined comment on whether Brock had been interviewed, though he did say the interviews had been done during open meetings.

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