Edblad re-elected to state County Attorneys Association

G. Paul Beaumaster, Rice County Attorney, will lead the Minnesota County Attorneys Association over the next 12 months.

Beaumaster, an Assistant Isanti County Attorney from 1995 to 1999, was elected president during the Association’s annual meeting in Bloomington last week.

Isanti County Attorney Jeff Edblad was also re-elected to the board as one of its directors.

Crow Wing County Attorney Don Ryan was elected president-elect of the Association. Otter Tail County Attorney David Hauser was named Secretary. Sherburne County Attorney Kathleen Heaney was elected Treasurer.

“I look forward to leading the Association over the next 12 months focusing on three areas: implementing a process to help County Attorneys be proactive on emerging criminal justice issues; facilitating communications with elected officials; and continuing to look to the future with the increased use of technology.” Beaumaster has served on the MCAA Board of Directors for 6 years.

The Minnesota County Attorneys Association is the statewide professional association for all elected 87 county attorneys and their assistants (over 800 attorneys). The Association provides leadership on legal and public policy issues, fosters communication and cooperation among its members, and offers legal training to enhance professionalism among the county attorney offices.