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Marion, UI alum newest US Attorney for Northern District of Iowa

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Kevin W. Techau, a Marion High School and University of Iowa alum, has become the newest United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa.

Techau, who succeeds Stephanie Rose and Sean Berry, was nominated by President Barack Obama in November, confirmed by the full Senate on February 12 and took the oath of office on Friday. Rose was the District’s presidentially appointed United States Attorney and Sean Berry was the District’s court appointed United States Attorney.

“I am honored and excited to serve as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa. This is a great office, full of smart and passionate people. I look forward to working with other members of the District’s exceptional legal and law enforcement communities. I thank President Obama for nominating me and Senator Harkin for his recommendation and unwavering support through this process,” Techau said in a written statement.

Prior to this appointment, Techau served as the Associate General Counsel at American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company, served as Commissioner of the Iowa Department of Public Safety from 2002 to 2007 and as Director of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals from 1999 to 2002. He was an Assistant Federal Public Defender with the Iowa Federal Defender’s Office from 1996 to 1999, worked in private practice at the law firm of Grefe & Sidney from 1992 to 1996 and served as a Judge Advocate with the United States Air Force from 1985 to 1992. He also served with the Iowa Air National Guard from 1993 to 2011 before retiring as a Colonel.

Mr. Techau was born in Iowa City, graduated from Marion High School, received his undergraduate degree in 1981 from the University of Iowa and his law degree in 1984 from the University of Iowa College of Law.

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