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Consumer News Release

For immediate release -- Friday, June 22, 2001.
Contact Bob Brammer, 515-281-6699

Bill Brauch Named Winner of Marvin Award

Director of the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division to be Honored by the National Association of Attorneys General.

Bill Brauch, Director of the Consumer Protection Division of the Iowa Attorney General's Office, will receive the Ray Marvin Award conferred by the National Association of Attorneys General. The award will be presented Friday at the Association's summer meeting.

The award recognizes persons who have "committed an extraordinary amount of time, talent, and energy" to achieve outstanding results of national impact for the states and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG.)

"Bill has worked tirelessly on behalf of consumers in Iowa and everywhere," said Attorney General Tom Miller. "He has done excellent work especially on behalf of older Iowans and in cooperative efforts among states. We are able to do so much more for our citizens when states work together, and Bill has a long history of leading multi-state actions that help Iowans and people all over the country." Brauch is a national expert on consumer protection in automobile sales and auto salvage laws, and is very involved in advertising and e-commerce issues. He is member of the Iowa Governor's Privacy Task Force.

Brauch has been an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division since 1987. He was named Director of the Division in 1995. Brauch is a native of Waukesha, Wisconsin. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and he graduated with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law.

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