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County Auditor resigns

Why Riley Dirksen is resigning four months into the job

Posted: Thu Aug 09 18:45:30 PDT 2018
Updated: Thu Aug 09 18:45:30 PDT 2018

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winning a special election in april, we're finding ouy county auditor riley dirksen is resigning from his position just four months later. k-i-m-t news three's brian tabick spoke to dirksen about his decision he joins us now live. xxx missing child-lintro-2 katie i'm at the cerro gordo county sheriff's office where dirksen turned in his resignation this morning. while he says he could handle doing the work as county auditor, his priorities are to focus on his other career. xxx missing child-lmpkg-1 auditor resigns-lmpkg-2 natural sound dirksen has been working on developing his first ever computer game, graveball for the last two years. natural sound the game released two weeks ago and while he thought that would mean more time to work as county auditor, he was wrong. auditor resigns-lmpkg-3 i thought once the game was released that it would become easier but the opposite effect happened. a lot of this is new to me, i didn't know what to expect. auditor resigns-lmpkg-4 dirksen says he as been thinking about this decision for the last couple of days and says it just wouldn't be fair to the tax payers to continue. honestly i thought i would be able to do it and it simply became too much and i don't think it would be fair to the tax payers to not be able to put 100 percent of my effort in to the position. auditor resigns-ltag-2 the county superisors will now have to make a decision whether to put the position on the novemeber ballot or appoint someone to the position. in mason city brian tabick k-i- m-t news three. thank you brian. county treasurer pat wright will assume the role as county auditor starting tomorrow.
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