[SUBMITTED] Richard Myhand has announced his intent to seek the office of Polk County Coroner on the Republican candidate. Myhand previously held the office during 2007-2010. During his time in office, Myhand served the citizens of Polk County as well as following major disasters (i.e. the 2009 tornado and Albert Pike flooding) and believes his resources, strong working relationship with the state’s medical examiner’s office, and his compassionate professional manner make him the most qualified candidate to serve the citizens of Polk County.
Myhand continues to reside in Mena, as he has for approximately 18 years, with his wife Bea. Myhand currently serves as the Operations Manager for Selected Financial Services Corporation. Prior to being promoted within the company, Myhand served as the Manager of Beasley Wood Funeral Homes in Mena for 15 years.
Myhand said that if elected, he planned to open a Coroner’s Office in the Geyer Quillin building on Mena Street and is asking the citizens of Polk County for their vote to return him to office so that he can serve local families and the law enforcement community with the timely and compassionate manner in which they deserve and added that he has the resources to execute the duties required of the office without additional costs being passed onto the taxpayers.
“My heart goes out to all the families I’ve had the privilege to serve and I’m asking for everyone’s vote and support in the upcoming primary on March 2.”