Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Steve Newton for Lake County Coroner Hosts Campaign Kick-Off Event in Antioch

Here at Team America, we've never been afraid to pick (and play) our favorites early, although the campaign season for 2012 has just barely gotten started, and there is an eternity until November of next year, politically speaking.

That being said, so far, the more we see of Coroner candidate Steve Newton, the more we like. And the Coroner's office sure needs a breath of fresh air (no pun intended) after the scandal-plagued administration of Dr. Richard Keller.

Newton's campaign is holding its first major kick-off event this Thursday, June 9, 2011, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at Johnny’s Chophouse, 1500 Main St. (Route 83), in Antioch. The Honorary Chairman for this event is former Coroner Barbara Richardson. Suggested donation is $20.00 per person. Sponsorships are available. For more information or to RSVP, please e-mail steve.newton@newtonforcoroner.com


PatriotMom said...


Anonymous said...

What this county needs is not more cheap politicians, it needs a professional medical examiner.

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:06....spot on! This needs to be a physician (Pathologist) who work within the Sheriff's Department!
Maybe we need to get a referendum going!

Anonymous said...

Maybe the taxpayers would like to see how much more an Medical Examiners office would cost them and how different the interactions with an M.E. would be. Not to mention the citizens having no control over the selection process in the event the person ends up like the last county Coroner (who by recollection WAS a so called professional M.D.) Just a thought.

Arie Friedman, M.D. said...

Keller might technically have been an "M.D" but he wasn't qualified to do anything in medicine much less investigate deaths. Everyone can correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't his whole shtick based upon the fact that most people think coroners are doctors (like Quincy)?

Personally, I think a position with the same constitutional powers as county sheriff (look it up) should be elected. That said, one of the most interesting lectures I had in medical school was by Dr. Donoghue the Cook County Medical Examiner. The subject was the infamous heat wave of 1995 and the inside story at the medical examiner's office that year as the deaths started to mount. Awful but fascinating at the same time. He was a class act - able to discuss the medical aspects of the situation while still conveying to us students the tragedy of that summer.

Anonymous said...

I thought the Lake County Board Republicans wanted to dissolve this office? Why don't the Republicans really start representing their principles of smaller government? Republicans in Lake County have become hypocrites, raising taxes and increasing the size of government. Did you know that the Lake County Government is one, if not, the largest employer in Lake County.

LC Truth said...

I have lived in many a place in this country and most of the places I have been, they M.E or Coroner was a Pathologist, not an attorney, or Quincy wanna be.

Anonymous said...


this is must read on mark kirk. if the link doesn't work, google mark kirk, alex katz real clear politics manchin.

most impressive is the love he's getting from tea party.