Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook is seeking re-election. This would be his sixth four-year term in office.
Cook has handled more than 9,000 cases while serving as coroner.
He tells us, “This is my career. I find it very important. I think it’s a very important position, especially for the taxpayers and the citizens here and as I’ve often said, there’s no excuse for not doing it well.”
Cook says he’s worked in the Erie County Coroner’s Office since 1982 and believes he likely has more experience in the field than anyone else in the region.