Only a handful of coroner races are contested during a typical election cycle, but this year 20 of Colorado's 64 counties have battles for the job of managing death investigations on their ballots.
Whether it's the " 'CSI' effect," the down economy or retiring or term-limited coroners, more people than ever are chasing after the office.Okay, that's pretty interesting. As far as I know, there isn't a general increase in candidates for all races. This is centered on coroners. Is this happening in other states?
If a TV show can have this effect on politics, may I suggest a new show called "County Tax Assessor"? Maybe starring David Caruso? It tends to be hard to find candidates for that one.
"I think someone," -- pause to flip on sunglasses -- "needs a supplemental property assessment." Woooooooooooooooooooow!
Cue: The Who
"Term-limited coroners"? Is that a particularly Colorado thing? I admit I'm hard pressed to find a good reason to term limit that position.
Sub question: Do rates of successful homicide prosecutions go down after term-limited coroners are replaced?
You've got to term limit them, Kevin. Otherwise, they lose touch with, um, dead people.
Kevin is definitely in the pocket of the... coroning... industry.
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