County coroner race set for general election


In the Nov. 8 general election, the Jackson County coroner’s race pits a political newcomer against a former county coroner asking voters to return him to office.

The winner of the race between Republican Mike Bobb and Democrat Andy Rumph will have the responsibility of dealing with one of the two constants in life that statesman Benjamin Franklin once talked about — death. The other was taxes.

The two candidates come to the table with much different backgrounds.

Rumph was county coroner from 2001 to 2008 and also spent seven years in law enforcement as a reserve officer with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and an officer with the Seymour Police Department. He now is the director of a Seymour funeral home.

Bobb has been an associate director of information technology for Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals.

Read the full story and check out bios and Q&As with the candidates in Wednesday’s Tribune and online at

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