County attorney seeking 3rd term

Published 10:04 am Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Kristen Nelsen is seeking her third term as county attorney, as she filed for re-election Tuesday.

Nelsen was first appointed shortly before the 2006 election to replace Patrick Flanagan. She won in 2006 and then in 2010, when she ran unopposed.

Looking back over this term, Nelsen praised the work of her staff, which she said is smaller than the workload they face.

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“What really stands out to me the most is just how hard everyone else has worked the last four years,” she said.

Nelsen worked as a prosecutor in Las Vegas from 1996 to 2002 and in Washington, D.C., from 2002 to 2004. She then became an assistant Mower County attorney.

But, her current post is her favorite, as she said she feels like she has the chance to make a difference.

“It’s the best job in the world,” she said.