ST. GEORGE — In the wake of the longtime Washington County Attorney’s resignation earlier this month, the County Commission appointed Eric Clarke to serve as the interim county attorney Wednesday.
Clarke was the only one among the county’s deputy attorneys who submitted a letter of interest to fill the position. Speaking to St. George News following his appointment, Clarke said people rallied to him and encouraged him to apply for the position following news of Brock Belnap's resignation.
The county announced last Tuesday that Belnap was leaving the County Attorney’s Office to join the staff of the Washington County Water Conservancy District.
“Seeing Brock go was a little bit of a shock, but Eric is going to to be a great county attorney,” Washington County Commissioner Victor Iverson said following Clarke’s appointment Wednesday.