Allison D. Kuhns was raised in Meade, Kansas. Following high school graduation, she attended the University of Chicago, where she ultimately graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 2008. Allison then returned to her hometown for a year to spend time with her family prior to attending law school. During this time, she was a substitute teacher and an assistant junior high track coach at Minneola, Kansas. She attended the University of Iowa College of Law, graduating with honors and with distinction in 2012.
Following law school, Allison moved to Ashland, where she became the Assistant Clark County Attorney for Gerald Woolwine. In July 2014, she was appointed the Clark County Attorney by the Clark County Republican Committee.
Since that time, Allison has worked on improving the office’s caseload and updating office policies and procedures. Most recently, she introduced a donation requirement for the office’s diversion program to give back to local charities and not-for-profits.
At the same time, Allison has decreased the office’s budget two years in a row. Allison believes strongly in government accountability and fiscal responsibility. To that end, she hopes to release monthly or quarterly statistics on case loads and staff work loads beginning in 2016 for taxpayer review.
In three years of practice, Allison has successfully tried one jury trial, two bench trials, and multiple preliminary hearings. She also filed and conducted the first tax sale proceedings in Clark County since 2008.