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Current NC coroner seeking re-election

Natrona County Coroner James Whipps

I am your current Natrona County Coroner after taking over last September from Connie Jacobson when she retired. My degree is in Criminal Justice and I was the chosen candidate of the Republican Party and the County Commissioners.

I had been with the Coroner’s office as an on-call investigator since 1999. Full time I worked in leadership and management positions for several businesses and organizations to include the Federal Government.

In 2003 I went to Iraq where I proved my leadership capabilities under fire, earning a Bronze Star, and two Army Commendation Medals, shortly thereafter retiring from the Army Reserves with 21 years of service.

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I have a unique certification, at least in Wyoming, with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. Something that is becoming almost standard to have when working in this field in other states and large offices. It is a certification in advanced Medicolegal death investigations and as you can tell I am pretty proud of it.

I recently was appointed by Governor Gordon to serve on his Council on impaired driving. I also serve on the Child Justice Action Task Force and the Natrona County Suicide Prevention Task Force. I am also a member of the International Association of Coroner’s and Medical Examiners.

I have loved serving as the Coroner so far, it fits well with my skill sets of leadership, management, and administration, and in fact I can say that this job has become my passion. I am married for almost 34 years to my rock Kiley and have four wonderful boys who are out in the world doing great things. I have three grandchildren to lift my spirits.

I look forward to answering any of your questions about the office and my qualifications that you might have and would appreciate your vote in August. For more information visit

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