After her appointment last evening to serve the remaining term as County Coroner, Dr. Anahi Ortiz read a statement sent from our former County Coroner, Dr. Jan Gorniak, to the party's Central Committee. Here is the text of the statement:
Greetings from The Nation's Capitol! So far so good. I am enjoying my new gig. With that said, I do miss all of you. Thank you for all of your support over the past 6 years. Now on to tonight's business. It is with great pleasure and honor that I declare my support for Dr. Anahi Ortiz to finish out my term as Franklin County Coroner and to be the Democratic candidate in 2016. I have known Dr. Ortiz for the past 3 years. We became friends from the very first day we met. She has a kind and generous heart....a pre-requisite for this position. You all know the work I did outside of the office, including my work with at-risk youths, suicide prevention, and organ and tissue donation awareness, to name a few. When I stepped down as Coroner, I was worried that this community outreach would be lost. I had many conversations with Dr. Ortiz about my concern. She sees the importance of the role that the Coroner has in serving the community, outside of determining cause and manner of death, and is willing to continue what I started. Just like myself, she is a trained physician, not a politician. But like myself, with your support and guidance, she will be a great candidate and representative of the Franklin County Democratic Party! There is no doubt that Dr. Ortiz will continue to bring CSI to Franklin County....Compassion, Sincerity, and Integrity. Thank you. P.S. - To all my Facebook friends....I see you!!!