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Washington County Coroner

Job description: The Coroner investigates deaths of suspicious or violent nature. When necessary, he or she orders autopsies and subpoenas witnesses for inquests. The coroner is required to issue a certificate if death occurs without medical attendance. TERM 4 YEARS. SALARY $87,815.95. VOTE FOR ONE.

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Municipality City of Washington
Date of Birth 3/15/1951
Education B.A., California University, Psychology; Graduate, Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science; Certified Pennsylvania Medicolegal Death Investigator, Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General; Board Certified Medicolegal Death Investigator by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators; Accredited by the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners; Over 800 hours of continuing education; No. 32 EMT for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Occupation Pennsylvania Funeral Home Owner/Operator, Licensed Pennsylvania Funeral Director, Washington County Coroner since 1992
Qualifications Deputy Coroner for Washington County for 18 years, 27 years and 8 months as Washington County Coroner, investigated over 35,300 deaths, 593 highway fatalities, 139 homicides, and 694 suicides, and conducted 20 coroner’s inquests.
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Party of Registration Democratic
What are your top three priorities for your office if you are elected or re-elected this year? We have consistently, over the past 27 years, addressed improving our services and implementing policies as needed. If elected, my goals for the next term will be to continue to run the Office of the Coroner with honesty, integrity, and a strong work ethic while serving families during their tragic and difficult times. I will continue to serve the taxpayers in the manner entrusted and expected of me.