Doyle Appoints Kelly McKnight as Ashland County district attorneyGov. Jim Doyle has announced the appointment of Kelly McKnight as Ashland County district attorney. McKnight will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Sean Duffy.
Gov. Jim Doyle has announced the appointment of Kelly McKnight as Ashland County district attorney. McKnight will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Sean Duffy. He will begin serving July 19.
“Kelly McKnight is an experienced and thoughtful attorney,” Governor Doyle said. “I am confident that he will be an outstanding leader in Ashland County.”
“I am honored that Governor Doyle has appointed me to this position,” McKnight said. “I look forward to working with law enforcement and the rest of the criminal justice system to address the needs of Ashland County and keep its citizens safe.”
McKnight received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He worked for Wachowski & Johnson in Eau Claire before serving as a policy analyst for the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission in Odanah. Since 2007, McKnight has worked as an associate at Fauerbach & Martell S.C. in Ashland. Kelly and his wife Margaret have lived in the Chequamegon Bay area since 2005.