The Washington County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to appoint Kevin Magnuson as the Washington County Attorney during a board meeting on Wednesday. The appointment follows the death of former Washington County Attorney Pete Orput, who passed away on April 3rd at the age of 66. Orput had previously announced his plans to retire once his term ended at the end of the year and had publicly endorsed Magnuson as his replacement. Magnuson joined the Washington County Attorney’s Office in 2019 and provides legal counsel to the County Board, Office of Administration, and department leadership on a variety of matters, including transit, attorney ethics, redistricting and, until recently, election law. He also prosecutes fraud and vulnerable adult cases.