William J. “Bill” Dorsey of Brookfield has been appointed the new first district commissioner in Linn County.
Gov. Jay Nixon announced the appointment on Wednesday. Dorsey, a Democrat, replaces former commissioner Randy Wade, who resigned earlier this year.
Dorsey is owner of H. Tooey Mercantile in Brookfield and served on the Brookfield City Council from 1994 to 1996, including the council-elected mayor’s post from 1996 to 2002. He has also