This is a video from the 2010 Orleans Parish Coroner’s race between the incumbent Dr. Frank Minyard and his opponent, Dr. Dwight McKenna. This ad supporting Dr. McKenna is a bizarre one to say the least. However, the question regarding this post is not about the ad, but about the effectiveness in electing someone to the position of Parish (County) Coroner. Should those state and local position openings be made by appointment from a state or local government official/body? Do you believe that individuals should be elected to such positions?
For more background information about both candidates, read this article from the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Minyard won re-election, 60%-40%.