Race tightens for medical examiner post

The race for Union County’s medical examiner position became more populated in recent days as three more residents qualified to run in November’s special election.

Pamela Steward Denham, Wayne Martin and Stephen Robinson have all thrown their hats into the ring, in addition to those who have already qualified.
Previous qualifiers are Rob Anderson, Pam Boman, Lisa Galloway, Steve Grose, Toby Hill, Lee Waldrop, Brenda Whiteside, Sherri Williams and Jonde Zinzer.
According to Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford, Danny Jarvis withdrew his name from the race in recent days for unknown reasons.
The qualifications for being coroner is to be at least 21 years of age and possess either a high school diploma or its equivalent of the county in which he/she seeks election.
The fee for party candidates is $10 and is made payable to the appropriate county executive committee through Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford’s office.
The number of signatures required for independent candidates is 50 with no fee required.
Those wishing to pick up the paperwork should go by the Union County Circuit Clerk’s office, located in the Union County Courthouse.
The qualifying deadline is 5 p.m. on Sept. 6, 2013.