MARINETTE — One of Marinette County’s two assistant district attorney positions is vacant because of a resignation and currently is being held on a temporary basis by Allen Brey, who resigned in June 2018 after a long stint as the county’s district attorney.

County Administrator John Lefebvre told the county’s Public Services Committee on Oct. 8 that the county would fill the position temporarily on a contract basis until it is permanently filled. 

District Attorney DeShea Morrow updated the committee on Tuesday on her efforts to find a successor to Tessa Button, whom she said resigned to accepted a position in Fond du Lac, Wis.

“There’s  a lot of other (DA) offices who have openings,” Morrow said. “So we’re all kind of drawing from the pool, which can be a little challenging. Allen is back, filling in until we get that position filled.”

She said she planned to go to a career fair today at University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison to try to recruit an upcoming graduate for the position.

“Supposedly some of the more rural counties are going to be there to try to recruit some graduates,” Morrow said. “That’s kind of the next step in the journey. We’re in between graduation periods, so it’s not likely we’ll have a fresh crop.”

She said, meanwhile, “the sheriff’s office and the city and all the other law enforcement agencies in the city are keeping us very, very busy.”

Sheriff Jerry Sauve also updated the Public Services Committee on Tuesday on his efforts to fill positions.

“We will interviewing this week for the deputy position that will begin the new year,” he said. “Our corrections officer situation will hopefully be improving soon. We have two in training now and they’re doing well and we’re trying to solicit a couple more.”