I am running for the position of Coroner because I believe that qualified citizens should step up and publically serve others. After reviewing the situation of the Coroner’s Office over the past 3 years, I believe the office is in need of a qualified leader. I believe my qualifications, background, education and experience best qualifies me as that leader. I am committed as a citizen, husband, and father to making the Kane County Coroner’s Office the best it can be. I will retire from my current position and will make the reformation of this office my top priority. I believe only a full time office holder can reform this office. That is what I will be. As a current police officer, I understand that death is the most inconvenient thing there is, so I must be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This office can be so much better, and if elected, I will work very hard to bring respect and honor back to the office.
The families of Kane County should be treated with integrity, dignity, and respect. Based on the historical events of this office, the relationship with the community has been damaged. The trust has been severed and families should not have to carry this concern in the event of the tragic loss of a loved one. This office needs to be the shoulder to lean on during their grieving process.
By networking with Coroners in Illinois and surrounding states, many have become my mentors, displaying the qualities it takes to run an office in a professional manner.
I have learned in my years of experience working with the bereaved, everyone that passes has those who will miss and grieve for them.
My intention as Coroner is not to be confined behind a desk. The Coroner’s responsibilities stretch far beyond issuing death certificates, it’s also about being a leader and actively raise community awareness toward programs that promote safety, health, education, and life skills.
No parent should ever have to bury their child as a result of a suicide, drug overdose, or an act of violence, by working together, we can help reduce the number of lost lives!