Fairbury appoints new city attorney as Bargen leaves for judgeship
FAIRBURY, NE — Fairbury officially has a new city attorney.
The town's city council appointed and swore in Mark Fahleson to the role Tuesday night. He has over 20 years of legal experience. Serving as the deputy city attorney in Fairbury before Tuesday evening, Fahleson is also the city attorney for Waverly and Ashland and has been the deputy city attorney in Milford.
Fahleson told News Channel Nebraska he will continue as city attorney for Waverly and Ashland while in his new position in Fairbury. He said none of the town's councils meet on the same night, meaning he'll be able to attend all meetings.
The council also approved the appointment of Kurth Brashear as the new deputy city attorney. He will be sworn in in July.
Fahleson replaces David Bargen who resigned Tuesday night. Last month, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts appointed Bargen as a District Court Judge.
Bargen will stay in the area as his appointment is in the First Judicial District which includes Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline and Thayer counties.