Zachariah L. Lamb, 27, Martin Place, Hopkinsville — Democrat

Below are the candidate's direct responses to the following questions:

How long have you lived in the community?

27 years

What organizations are you involved with, including how long and roles?

I attend New Work Fellowship

Member of HYPE (Hopkinsville Young Professionals Engage)

Member of Kentucky Coroners Association: 2012-Present

Tell us about your professional experience.

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Manager for local family business

Deputy Coroner for over 6 years

Tell us about your education.

Associates Degree in Mortuary Science- 2011

Sudden Natural Death-2011

Basic Training-2012

Crime Scene Investigation-2013

Homicide Investigation-2014

OSHA & EDRS (Electronic Death Registration System)-2014

Media Relations-2015

Elder Abuse Death Investigation-2016

CJIS Security & Awareness Level 1-2016

Office Administration-2017

CJIS Security & Awareness Level 2-2018

What do you consider your greatest accomplishments?

Being married to my wife, Jolie Haggard Lamb, and raising our two daughters

Graduating with honors from Mid-America College of Funeral Service

Serving the people of Christian County as a Deputy for the past 6 years

What are your biggest campaign issues/goals?

I believe we need office space in one of our county buildings to house the Coroner's Office records, personal belongings of the deceased, and to privately meet with families regarding autopsy reports or discuss any other needs they may have.

I also believe it is important to have information on hand for various counseling providers as well as post-mortem cleanup companies to give to the families. It is my hope that we can find a way to better assist the families left to cope with the emotional and physical aftermath of a loved ones death.

Why should someone vote for you?

I believe the people of Christian County should vote for me because I have the education and on the job experience needed to serve as their Coroner.  Helping families through their most difficult times and finding them some closure is the way I feel I can best serve my community; I truly believe this is where my heart is.

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