- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) - The Johnson County attorney is leaving her elected post to become the legal counsel for the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services in Lincoln.

Nebraska City radio station KNCY reports (https://bit.ly/1KDAiHc ) that Julie Smith will resign effective June 19. A department spokesman said Wednesday that she’ll start her new job on June 22.

Smith interned at the Johnson County attorney’s office while in law school in 2003 and joined the office as a deputy county attorney in 2004. She was elected in November to her third term as county attorney.

Her brother Rick Smith is deputy county attorney, and he will be the acting county attorney. The county board is expected to appoint someone within 45 days to serve the rest of Julie Smith’s term.

Her annual salary will be $100,000.


Information from: KNCY-AM, https://www.kncycountry.com

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