Joel Reinoehl, 41, a Deputy Coroner for Clay County, has been a resident all his life. He did leave the county from 1989-1998 but returned to stay. He has been a licensed funeral director for 19 years. He has the certification to be a coroner and has done all the schooling.
He has his medical investigators certification from the American Board of Medico Legal Death Investigators. From his experience as a funeral director he was able to work with coroners and he said he understands the process.
He said by working with coroners he began to be interested with the position.
"I always wanted to do that," Reinoehl said.
He said in dealing with families for funerals he understands the families needs.
He said he would work hard to help the family get answers and help the process go smoothly.
"I would do the best job I can in those circumstances and in a timely manner for families," he said.
He said his experience and certifications would help in the coroner's office.
He wants to work for the community and is looking forward to getting the chance to.
Reinoehl is running on the Republican ticket against Democrat Brandon Scitto.