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Sacia elected Trempealeau DA, officially ending recall drive that ousted incumbent



The challenger who defeated the Trempealeau County DA in a recall vote last month will now get the job himself.

John Sacia was chosen as district attorney in the general election Tuesday, winning by 700 votes against corporation counsel Rick Niemeyer.

Sacia overwhelmingly defeated incumbent Taavi McMahon on an October recall ballot, after McMahon came under fire for his management of the Trempealeau DA’s office and for his prosecution of certain cases.

McMahon had accused sheriff candidate Kevin Deeren of supporting the recall so he could have control over the DA…but Deeren lost the sheriff’s race himself, to Brett Semingson.


A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Sean

    November 7, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Nice rug, dude. Totally looks natural,

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