Brian Tackett Running As Write-in Candidate For County Attorney
Glenwood attorney Brian Tackett announced Monday that he’s running for Mills County Attorney as a write-in candidate in the Nov. 8 general election.
Tackett said he made the decision to run after current Mills County Attorney Naeda Elliott announced she’s dropping out of the election. Elliott submitted her resignation, effective Dec. 31, after accepting a new position. Her decision to withdraw from the election came after ballots for the general election had already been printed, so her name will appear on the ballot as the Republican Party candidate. She will be the only candidate on the ballot.
If Elliott is the top vote getter in the election, she would likely decline to accept the position and the Mills County Supervisors would then appoint her replacement. That person would be required to run for the post in 2024. If Tackett, or any other write-in candidate wins, that person would become county attorney for a four-year term.
Tackett, who has previously served as Glenwood mayor, said it’s been several years since a local person from Mills County has served as county attorney.
“I feel like it’s a good opportunity to have somebody from the area who would be around for the long-term,” he said.
If Elliott is the top vote getter on Nov. 8, Tackett said he’ll seek consideration for the appointment from the county supervisors.