Blount County coroner profiles

Two candidates are running for the office of Blount County Coroner: incumbent John Mark Vaughn and challenger LaShone Price, owner and director of Snead Funeral Home.They faced each other once previously in the 2006 election for the same office.

The salary for the position is $12,000 per year. It includes medical, but not retirement, benefits. The job is classified as a full-time position, according to county commission administrative records. The term of office is four years. Both candidates provide descriptions of the job and what it entails in the accompanying profiles.

The profiles are based on information provided by the candidates themselves, in response to a questionnaire sent to them by The Blount Countian. Responses were edited for brevity and comparable length by the newspaper. The same questions are addressed by each candidate for ease of comparison by readers.