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Hursey to seek re-election
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Superior Court Clerk Elizabeth Z. Hursey, 55, has announced her intentions to qualify for re-election for the office of clerk of Superior Court.

Hursey is life long resident of Effingham County and is married to Fulton Hursey.  They have one son, Marcus, who is presently serving in the Army National Guard at Fort Rucker, Ala. They also have two grandsons.

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 10 “Effingham Women” by the Effingham Herald. She was honored as “Clerk of the Year” for the First Judicial Circuit of Georgia in 2001 and 2005.  

In November 2007, she received her certificate as a certified clerk of Superior Court in the state from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government through the University of Georgia and in partnership with the Superior Court Clerks’ Association of Georgia.

Hursey began her career working in the clerks’ office as a deputy clerk in 1977 and was elected clerk in 1985.  She is presently serving her sixth term as clerk. During her tenure the office has been totally computerized and all court and real estate records can now be viewed online. Hursey further stated that “in 1977 there was just the clerk and one deputy. Our staff has grown to nine employees in order to meet the needs of our county.”  She also serves as clerk to the state and juvenile courts of Effingham County.

“I’m honored to serve the people of Effingham and find it very rewarding,” she said. “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 appointments, search real estate records or pay a traffic fine. I seek the opportunity to continue to serve this county as their Superior Court Clerk.”