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Hursey announces bid for re-election
Hursey Elizabeth
Elizabeth Hursey

Elizabeth Z. Hursey has announced that she will seek re-election for the office of clerk of Superior Court in Effingham County. Qualifying for the position opens May 23.

Hursey was born and raised in Effingham County and was an honor graduate from Effingham County High School in 1970. She is married to Fulton Hursey and has one son, Marcus. They attend Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, where she is presently serving as congregational council secretary.

Hursey began in the clerk’s office in 1977 as a deputy clerk and has worked in every division of that office prior to her taking the elected position of clerk of Superior Court. In 1985, she was elected to the office as clerk and has held the position for seven terms.

She has completed the Superior Court Clerk Certificate Program through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, a division of the University of Georgia. Hursey has served as District Chairperson for the First Judicial District Clerks of Superior Court in 2010-11. She serves on the executive board member for both the Council of Superior Court Clerks of Georgia and the Superior Court Clerks Association of Georgia. In 2001, 2005 and 2008 she received the "District Clerk of the Year" award by her fellow clerks. In addition to being Superior Court Clerk, Hursey also serves as clerk to the Juvenile and State Courts for Effingham County and also clerk to the Effingham County Board of Equalization.

"I believe that we should all strive to help others and support our county," she said of serving as clerk of courts. "I am honored to have this position that allows me to serve the citizens in my county.

"I enjoy maintaining various important records filed with my office and just being there as a friendly face for the court system for those who may be going through a trying time such as a court action or a joyous time, such as an adoption."

When not at work she enjoys reading, working with her flowers in the yard, and playing with her three grandchildren.