To the Citizens of Kane County,
The office of coroner requires a dedicated person who can make decisions in a professional and ethical manner. Even though this office is an elected position it requires a person who can make decisions without the interference of partisan politics.
In the upcoming election the citizens of Kane County have an opportunity to elect a man that will perform the duty of coroner in a professional and highly ethical manner. Tao Martinez is an ethical man who will perform his duties based on facts in each death investigation.
I have known Tao for several years, first meeting him and his wife at our annual Kentucky Coroner’s Conference, where he delivered a presentation this past year. I served as coroner in Kentucky for over 18 years, as deputy coroner for 4 years, and currently as Executive Secretary of the Kentucky Coroner’s Association.
While serving years in the coroner’s office, I now understand a coroner must make unpopular decisions based on the facts of a death investigation. Many times in politics officials tend to make decisions based on popularity or financial backing. This is why I feel Tao Martinez will make the citizens of Kane County an exceptional coroner. Tao understands the meaning of performing the duties solely on a case by case basis with each case determined by facts.
I urge the voters of Kane County to consider Tao Martinez for your next coroner. Tao is a man you will be proud to say you cast your vote for as coroner.
Brian L. Ritchie, former Kentucky coroner
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