All candidates for Ada County Coroner in Idaho complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Ada County Coroner in Idaho — incumbent Dottie Owens (D) and Rich Riffle (R) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office. 

According to the Ada County website, the County Coroner “is responsible for certifying the cause and manner of death for Ada County cases as well as managing the daily operations of the office.”

Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?    


  • “Actual, Verifiable Experience Does Matter!! THis position is non-partisian and important for ALL members of our Ada County.”
  • “My staff will NEVER be thought of as ‘worker bees’, but are professionals in their field with compassion, training and quality work”
  • “Always working hard for my community of Ada County”


  • “I am not a stranger to the type of work being conducted by this office. I’ve worked with the families involved and have treated all with dignity, respect, and compassion.”
  • “Coming from a law enforcement background, I will be able to easily work with local agencies and ensure our office provides information and assistance in a timely manner.”
  • “I will strive to be fiscally conservative while maintaining the high standards of this office.”

Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.

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