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Exley to seek re-election as coroner
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David Exley has announced he will seek re-election as Effingham County coroner.

Exley has been the coroner for eight-and-a-half years and was deputy coroner for 21 years. Exley is a certified coroner by the Georgia Coroner Training Council and receives annual training to maintain his certification. He is immediate past president of the Georgia Coroners Association and serves on the Effingham County Child Fatality Review Committee.

“I also have attended additional classes and been trained in child death investigations and a course on investigation of crimes against adults called Adult Crimes and Tactics which centers on abuse and neglect,” he said.

A lifelong resident of Effingham County, Exley is also a certified paramedic. His wife Cynthia is a retired teacher and son Brett is a student at Armstrong State University.

“Our office works with all area law enforcement agencies to investigate deaths that occur in our county or, deaths that occur elsewhere that originated in Effingham that meet legal criteria,” Exley said. “We interact with persons at their worst time, the loss of a family member or loved one. We try to act in a dignified and respectful manner to investigate deaths according to the laws for the state of Georgia.”

Exley will run in the Republican primary, which will be held May 24.