Beth Rahn Mosley announces her bid for re-election as the Effingham County Probate Judge, a position she has held for seven years.
As Effingham County has grown, so has the demand for Probate Court services. Concealed weapon permits have grown from 791 in 2009 to 1,860 in 2015. Due to state requirements birth certificates are needed for driver’s licenses, which has increased demand.
The Probate Court now has access to birth certificates from counties all over the state. The Probate Court also creates birth certificates for older citizens who have never had one.
Mosley has increased the accessibility and efficiency of the Probate Court by establishing a Probate Court Web site and e-mail, providing a public computer for searching open records, and scanning files from present to the 1990s, which is three-fourths of all cases.
Mosley said she believes in safety for the county by requiring an insurance bond to be recorded for the Effingham County Fair and making sure fireworks permits are filed properly.
She also said she believes in education, attending training classes herself and requiring her clerks to attend.
The Effingham County native is a former teacher and real estate professional. Mosley is president of the Springfield Garden Club, supports Habitat for Humanity and Family Promise, and a member of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce, Farm Bureau, and a life member of the Historical Society.
She is also director of the Probate Judges for District 11, which consists of nine surrounding counties, a member of the executive committee of the Council of Probate Judges, and a certified mentor for incoming judges.
She is married to Danny Mosley. In their spare time they enjoy gardening, fishing, and raising cattle.
“It is a pleasure to serve Effingham County and is my goal to continue to be of service to the county with even more growth and improvements,” she said.