Alicia D. Fritter is the Democrat candidate for Switzerland County Coroner. She resides on Little Hominy Ridge in Florence with her husband, Lewis. Fritter earned her diploma in nursing from the Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in 2000; and earned her bachelor of science in nursing from the College of Mount St. Joseph in 2008.
She worked as an emergency/trauma RN at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for the past 15 years; and this year accepted a position with Atlas Medstaff as an agency nurse, which has allowed her to work less hours and less weeks out of the year. She said that working on an ‘as needed’ basis will help ensure that the coroner’s office will have efficient 24/7/365 coverage if elected.
Why are you running for office?
As Deputy Coroner I have cared for families in our community during the worst moments of their lives. I want to continue to serve our community and provide our families with professional, efficient, and empathetic care, all while providing them with the support and answers they need and deserve.
What are your qualifications?
I have been a registered nurse since 2000. The last three years I served as evening shift charge nurse. In this role I was in charge of a 42-bed ER, four level 1 trauma beds, and between 30-40 staff members each shift. I have served Switzerland County as Deputy Coroner since 2009. I am a Certified Medico-legal Death Investigator (MDI), Certified Medical Investigator (CMI), and a Member of the American College of Forensic Examiners.
What would be your priorities?
My main priority will be to maintain a professional appearance, attitude, and working relationship with our EMS, fire, law enforcement, and most importantly the families that I will come into contact with during my term.
What makes you the better candidate?
I have enjoyed serving Switzerland County as Deputy Coroner for the past eight years and feel that with my certifications, education, leadership roles, and experience I am the best candidate for the position of County Coroner.