Kish announces campaign for Anoka County attorney

The current assistant Anoka County attorney is hoping to take a step up after the county’s top prosecutor announced his retirement plan earlier this year.

Monday, Wade Kish announced that he’s entering the 2022 race for Anoka County attorney.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS previously reported that current Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo will retire at the end of the year, after having as the county attorney since 2011. He started at the attorney’s office in 1977.

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Kish said he has worked as a prosecutor for 22 years, including in the Anoka County Attorney’s Office of Criminal Division since 2004. Before that, he worked at the Mille Lacs County Attorney’s Office for four years.

He added that he currently supervises 15 prosecutors and was promoted to Criminal Division operations manager in 2015. He was then promoted to Criminal Division chief in 2019.

Kish says he graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1999 and has undergraduate degrees in multiple areas from the University of Minnesota – Duluth.

He is originally from Brooklyn Center.