Residents of Union County will go to the polls next Tuesday to cast ballots for the next potential county coroner.
Thirteen candidates are seeking election to the office, many of them holding backgrounds in either law enforcement or health care.
The candidates are:
Rob Anderson, a Union County Sheriff’s deputy and part-time police officer for Myrtle, who also currently serves as deputy coroner for Union County.
Pamela Boman, who serves with the State Department of Health and Emergency Management/Disaster Response, and is formerly a nurse at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County.
Pamela Denham is a former coroner for Union County. She is currently the administrator of the Magnolia Assistance Living in New Albany.
Lisa Galloway currently serves as the nurse manager for the Sunshine Inn Assisted Living Home in Myrtle. She has been a nurse for eight years.
Toby Hill, who is currently employed by the Department of Agriculture & Commerce as Petroleum Inspector for the last four years.
April Roberts recently received an associate degree of applied sciences, with a focus in grief counseling, funeral directing and funeral ethics and law.
Janice Upton, who has over 20 years of nursing experience, including dealing with grieving families and death.
Lee Waldrop, who has 22 years of experience as a registered nurse and is currently employed with the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency.
Brenda Whiteside, who is formerly a dispatcher with the Union County Sheriff’s Department and is also a small business owner.
Sherri Williams has served as an emergency medical technician and a paramedic. She also served as deputy coroner from 2004 to 2011.
Jonde Zinzer, who has been employed at Dr. David Ellis’ medical office and is currently employed at Hillcrest Day School.
Two other residents, Wayne Martin and Stephen Robinson, are also running for the office but did not submit any biographical information to the New Albany Gazette.
Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford said that her office will be accepting absentee ballots during regular office hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., this week.
Stanford said the office will also be open from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Nov. 2, to accept absentee ballots.
Saturday will be the last day for absentee ballots.
Following Tuesday’s election, the field of candidates will be narrowed to two persons who will face each other in a runoff election, to be held later in November.
Call the Union County Circuit Clerk’s office at 662-534-1910 for more information on absentee voting.