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Kitsap County


With a background of seven years in law enforcement, 16 accumulative years as Lead Chaplain for both Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue and the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, nearly two decades as a local pastor, and currently as Chief Deputy Coroner, I'm uniquely qualified for the position. My undergraduate education includes Police Science, Criminal Justice-Administration, and graduate education in Pastoral Studies and Leadership.

I am active in the Kitsap community serving on the Compassionate Friends Advisory Board, Cribs for Kids program, YMCA Safe Kids Advisory Board, and the Suicide Prevention Coalition. I am a certified death investigator and I am also a member of the Washington Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners and the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners.

Coroner Greg Sandstrom has endorsed me for Coroner of Kitsap County...

“I can’t imagine a better person to take my place. Russ has the same background I had in law enforcement and the ministry when I took over as Coroner. This job requires a strong leader who has the compassion to work with families in the most difficult moment of their lives while working alongside law enforcement professionals to find answers. Russ possesses all the qualities needed to lead a department of professionals who deal daily with the stresses of this job and to continue the vision, effectiveness, and level of service of the Coroner’s Office.”

My mission is...Leadership, Service, & Compassion.

I am running as a Republican, but Greg has proven over the last 20 years that this is not a political office, but rather an office of service. I have that same heart for this work and for taking care of the needs of all of our citizens.

For more information, contact me at 360.865.0747.