Sylacauga native Jack Brewer qualifies to run for Coosa County coroner

Sylacauga native Jack Brewer has qualified as a Republican candidate for the office of Coosa County coroner, according to a press release.

ROCKFORD -- Sylacauga native Jack Brewer has qualified as a Republican candidate for the office of Coosa County coroner, according to a press release.

Brewer has served as deputy coroner of Coosa County for the past four years and previously served as Medic/EMT in Talladega County. He is a member of the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit, a member of the Stewartville Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Coosa County Republican Party Executive Committee.

Brewer is a graduate of Sylacauga High School and Central Alabama Community College, where he earned a degree in machine shop technology. He was employed by Avondale Mills in Sylacauga for 37 years.

Incumbent Coroner Alan Wingfield has served since 1987 and has announced he will not seek re-election. Wingfield is publicly endorsing Brewer, the release says.  

“I am grateful for the leadership and training Mr. Wingfield has provided me over the past four years and I appreciate his endorsement of my campaign,” Brewer said in the release.

For the past four years, Brewer has been a member of the Alabama Coroner’s Association. He has earned certifications in Forensics and the Office of Coroner from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences at Auburn University; Death and Homicide Investigation and Forensic Pathology for Investigators from the Public Agency Training Council-National Criminal Justice at the Birmingham Police Department; and Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Investigation from the Public Agency Training Council-National Criminal Justice/Alabama Department of Human Resources at the Pelham Police Department. He also earned certification in Emergency Care Provider from the Alabama Fire College.

He is married to Kathy Rayfield Brewer, of Weogufka. Brewer is the father of two daughters, Rhonda Brewer and Susan Jones, and has three grandchildren. He has one stepson, Jason Blankenship, and two stepgrandchildren.

“My goal is to serve the citizens of Coosa County with compassion, integrity and the highest level of professionalism,” Brewer said. “I would greatly appreciate the consideration and vote by the citizens of Coosa County for the office of coroner at the primary election on Tuesday, June 5.”