Evers appoints Matthew McElroy as Price County District Attorney

For the Tomahawk Leader

PRICE COUNTY – Governor Tony Evers last month announced that he had appointed Matthew McElroy to serve as Price County District Attorney.

McElroy’s appointment fills a vacancy created by the resignation of former District Attorney Karl J. Kelz. McElroy will serve for the remainder of Kelz’s unexpired term, which ends in Jan. 2025.

McElroy. Photo courtesy of Evers’ office.

Evers, on March 15, announced that he was seeking applicants for the position. He extended the application deadline on July 27.

A release from Evers’ office said McElroy is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Marquette University Law School. He will be relocating to Price County to serve in the role.

McElroy had most recently served as an assistant district attorney in the Wood County District Attorney’s Office.

“He began his legal career in the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office as a special prosecutor in 2019 and has subsequently worked in both the Green Lake and Wood County District Attorney’s Offices,” the release stated. “Over the past four years, he has prosecuted a diverse caseload, ranging from traffic and guardianship matters to domestic violence, sexual assault and drug-related felonies.”

“Matt is a hard worker, a good prosecutor and a great guy,” said Wood County District Attorney Craig Lambert. “I am sure he will be a very good district attorney for the people of Price County.”

“I am honored to become the next district attorney of Price County,” McElroy stated. “I look forward to working with law enforcement and district attorney staff in the pursuit of justice. I am eager to get started and will work diligently to be the fair and honest prosecutor the people of Price County deserve.”

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