Superior Court Clerk Elizabeth Z. Hursey announces her intentions to qualify for re-election for the office of Clerk of Superior Court in Effingham County in March, 2016.
Hursey is a life-long resident of Effingham County and is married to Fulton Hursey. They have one son, Marcus. He and his wife Tiffany live in Richmond Hill with their three children.
Hursey is a member of the Superior Court Clerks’ Association of Georgia and the Constitutional Officer’s Association of Georgia. She is a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield and enjoys singing in the choir.
In 2001, she was selected as one of the 10 “Effingham Women” of the year by the Effingham Herald. She was honored as “Clerk of the Year” by the First Judicial Circuit of Georgia in 2001, 2005 and 2011. She has also served as the district chair for two years running.
In November 2007, she received her certificate as a certified clerk of Superior Court in the state of Georgia from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government through the University of Georgia and in partnership with the Superior Court Clerks’ Association of Georgia. This certification involved completion of twelve six hour courses and a required project thesis.
Hursey began her career working the clerk’s office as deputy clerk in 1977 and was elected clerk in 1985. She is presently serving her eighth term as clerk of courts. During her tenure the office has been totally computerized and all court and real estate records can be viewed on-line through the Clerks’ Authority Web site beginning in 1989.
“Our staff has grown to eight employees in order to meet the needs of our county,” she said.
She also serves as clerk to the state and juvenile courts and most recently as the appeal administrator for the Effingham County Board of Equalization.
“I’m honored to serve the people of Effingham County and find it very rewarding. This position presents a new challenge every day and it’s a good way to serve my community. I get to meet so many of our citizens who serve on jury duty, renew their notary, search real estate records or pay a traffic fine. I seek the opportunity to continue to serve this county as their Superior Court Clerk.”