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(TAYLORVILLE) — Christian County Coroner Amy Calvert Winans has announced she will not run for re-election in the 2024 General Election.
First elected in 2004, she will end her tenure as the longest serving Christian County Coroner with over 20 years. She is also the first woman elected to the post.
Coroner Winans said she is very appreciative of the people of Christian Count for entrusting the work of the coroner’s office to her leadership. She had been fortunate in Christian County to be able to work with great people such as local, county and state law enforcement, medical personnel, funeral directors and other county officials and their staff.
“Serving and caring for the citizens of Christian County has been one of the greatest honors of my life,” Winans said. “This has been a very difficult decision. While I will miss all the people that I work with as the Christian County Coroner, the 24/7 on call schedule and increasing work load has been challenging. My husband, Ben and our children Eric, Travis and Lilly have sacrificed so much over the years, and the time has come for me to give more of my time and attention to them.”
She continued: “Serving as coroner, our family has realized more than any that life can change in an instant. I have met so many families over the years experiencing their most difficult moments and I experienced it with them. My commitment was always care for the deceased and concern for the living. I am humbled to have been able to serve Christian County, alongside my deputy coroners. Together we worked through our ever-changing world and I am proud of the work we have done.”
Amy Calvert Winans’ last day in office will be Nov. 30, 2024. The 2024 election is Nov. 5, 2024.