The people of Benton County have a choice to make this November in the selection of the next Benton County coroner. I know both candidates and their backgrounds, and I believe that the clear choice based on work experience, education, training and dedication is John Hansens. He is professional and compassionate, which are important attributes for the person serving as coroner. In addition, John has the law enforcement background, investigative knowledge and training and advanced education that far surpass that of his opponent.
In addition, his many years of work experience and invovement in our community makes him well suited for the interaction that this position requires with all law enforcement agencies in Benton County as well as the prosecutors office, city offices and at times federal agencies.
I urge you to take the time to look at facts and to understand the importance of the Coroners' Office to the people of Benton County. As a retired captain with Benton County Sheriff's Office, I urge you to join me in supporting John Hansens as the best and most qualified candidate for the office of Benton County coroner.
John Hodge, Kennewick