GARNER | The Hancock County Attorney will resign Nov. 1 after four and a half years in his position. 

David Solheim on Thursday released a letter about his resignation, which he said was due to family reasons. 

“My wife and I are moving back home to Nebraska to be closer to family,” he said in the letter. “This was an incredibly difficult decision for me personally.”

He said serving as county attorney was an honor and privilege.

“Serving as county attorney was the best job I’ve ever had — and may ever have again,” he wrote. “I was fortunate to work with outstanding members of law enforcement and a group of competent and dedicated public officials and employees. I learned something new from them every single day.”

Solheim thanked the Hancock County Board of Supervisors for giving him the opportunity to serve and for encouraging his military service "despite the many inconveniences it caused."

“We will miss our friends and colleagues in North Iowa a great deal,” he wrote. 

— Courtney Fiorini