Sydney Ludwick, candidate for Douglas County coroner


Party: Democratic

City or town of residence: Castle Rock

Profession: Biologist

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Why are you seeking this office?

I want to prevent deaths in Douglas County caused by suicide, distracted driving, substance abuse and domestic violence. I also want to make sure that families come first and that they get all of the answers they deserve. Finally, I want to bring professionalism back to the office and mend broken relationships between the coroner's office and funeral homes, the police, other counties and the people of Douglas County.

What makes you the best choice for coroner?

I have the education, experience and innovation to make the coroner's office better than it has ever been. I am the only candidate with a plan to prevent deaths in Douglas County. I am the only candidate that is certified in mental health first-aid to better help families. And I am the only candidate that will work to improve the requirements for being the coroner of Douglas County.

What are the most important traits or skills for a coroner to possess?

The ability to listen is vital for a coroner. The coroner must listen to the police, medical examiners and other investigators when it comes to declaring a cause of death. The coroner also needs to listen to families and loved ones that have lost someone to better help them heal.

What must an effective coroner accomplish?

An effective coroner must accomplish giving families the answers they deserve in a timely fashion with accurate results. She must work closely with other departments, colleagues and witnesses to ensure this happens. The coroner must also be there for the people of Douglas County during difficult times.

What else should voters know about you?

I am a Colorado native that has years of experience as a biologist. I've worked in quarantine zones where it was vital that I did not contaminate an area. There, I've taken biological samples from both living and death specimens. I also have years of experience of managing people for successful outcomes.


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