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March 15, 2016 — Illinois Primary Election
Ballot and voting information for Kane County.
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CoronerKane County — Democratic PartyMarch 15, 2016Illinois Primary Election

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March 15, 2016Illinois Primary Election

Kane CountyCoroner — Democratic Party

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Responsible for determining the manner and cause of each death in the county where the decedent was not attended by a licensed physician, and decides if an investigation is necessary. The coroner conducts these investigations and maintains records of the investigations. Also issues death certificates and cremation permits. Where the office of the sheriff or under-sheriff is vacant, the coroner performs all duties of the sheriff until another sheriff is elected or appointed.
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Deputy Coroner, Founder of an Emergency Response Service, Business Owner
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  • Make the office fiscally accountable and bring it within budget.
  • Scrutinize the criteria for past autopsies and create an equilibrium between mandatory and unnecessary autopsies.
  • Implementation of a county wide task force driven by volunteers to create "prevention over intervention" program for substance abuse, gang violence, and suicides.
Profession:Deputy Coroner, Founder of an Emergency Response Service, Business Owner
Deputy Coroner, Kendall County (2013current)
Founder and CEO, ArchAngels BioRecovery, Inc. (2007current)
University of Anahuac Business and Management, Business and Management (not availa)

I am Tao Martinez, but some people call me Tom and I am a candidate for Kane County Coroner.  I currently serve as a Deputy Coroner and have been educated, trained and certified as a Medicolegal Death Investigator by multiple state associations including the University of St. Louis which houses one of the most prestigious forensic programs in the nation. I’ve also completed the Lead Homicide Investigator Training program. I ran for Kane County Corner in 2012 and I am the founder and President of a national emergency response service. I am a proud father of three children all under the age of nine; Tyler, Kaylee, and Brieann. I have been happily married to my wife Rene for fourteen years.

My vast business administrative experience separates me from any other candidate in the race. I’ve started businesses from zero and presided over budgets five times that of the current Coroner’s office. My entire career has been based on dealing with families who have lost loved ones. I bring the soft and compassionate heart that every person dealing with the Coroner's office should always expect to be treated with, which is an essential skill for any Coroner’s office. As a Deputy Coroner, I have honed my investigative skills and developed a broader sense of law enforcement protocols (medicolegal death investigation and lead homicide training). All of these experiences have molded me into the best Kane County Coroner candidate.  My skills have been tailored to serve this office and the citizens of Kane County deserve nothing less from their Coroner. I promise I will serve my constituents with integrity, dignity and respect.

I am educated and trained in the following areas:  Lead Homicide Investigator, Medicolegal Death Investigation, Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Investigation, Aquatic Deaths & Homicidal Drowning, Property & Evidence Management, Patterns of Injury & Evidence, Drug Overdose Deaths, Postmortem Toxicology, Mass Fatalities Incident Response & Management, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Child Fatalities, Asphyxia & Sex Crimes, Sudden Natural Deaths, Crime Scene Investigation, Blood Stain & Spatter Analysis, Infectious diseases.

I firmly believe I’m the best man for the Kane County Coroner position.  I am the most well-rounded candidate and self achieving.  I ran for Kane County Coroner in 2012 on a platform of ‘Integrity, Dignity, and Respect.’ Considering the current Coroner’s performance, this election will be no different.  A Coroner must be truly committed to the belief that no parents should ever have to bury their children, I will implement multiple programs with the sole purpose of saving lives as oppose to embracing death.  I take a lot of pride in the way I take care of grieving families.  It takes a special kind of person to be the shoulder to lean on.  I want to be that person for the families of Kane county.

 

— March 8, 2016 Candidate's Campaign

 

We need an active leader to raise community awareness to help reduce the number of lost lives.

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