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My name is Amy Dove. I am running as a Republican candidate for coroner in Jessamine Co. I have been working in Jessamine Co as a Nurse Practitioner for the past 6.5 years. I graduated with honors from East TN State University in 2008 with a master’s degree in nursing.

Why are you the best candidate for this office?

I am the best candidate for this office because I have current medical experience and work with the people who live in this county every day. My plans for the coroner’s office include arriving at death scenes in a timely manner, being diligent with determining the cause of death, and having a chaplain on call 24/7. I have created a pamphlet that will guide the family of the deceased on what to do in the first 24 hours after a death. I will have two people go to death notifications and have EMS on standby. I will follow up with families 24 hours after death to assist with problems that may arise.

What do you think is the most pressing issue affecting us in this election cycle?
I believe the most pressing issue in the coroner’s office currently is there is no transparency. While there are good things about the office, I believe I have a plan that can improve the services provided to the community and make the office more accessible to families.

How would you address this issue in your elected office?
I plan to make the coroner’s office transparent by encouraging community members to stop by the office with questions or concerns they may have. I am open to new ideas and making changes that would improve the office and serve the community to the best of my ability. I also want to do 24-hour follow-ups with families, not only to see if they are okay, but to see if they need assistance from me or the chaplain. I feel having a pastor as a deputy will allow pastoral counseling to families that has never been used in this county to help families cope with the loss of a loved one.