Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger has announced he will seek re election in 2016.
Styninger was first elected county Coroner in 2008.
“I have seen numerous changes in the office since I took over. Especially with state mandates as well as the implementation of a new automobile accident reporting system and a uniform state child death task force”, said Styninger.
“In the last 7 years, I have seen the annual call volume go from 40 calls a year to 120. I have also logged hundreds of hours of training and been involved in numerous death investigations ranging from natural deaths, accidents and suicides to several homicides,” Styninger continued. “I am proud of the fact that the office is truly a full time Coroner’s office and since taking over in 2008, not one call has went unanswered”.
Styninger has received certification in Death Investigations from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, is a member of the Illinois Coroner’s and Medical Examiners Association and the Illinois Homicide Investigators.
Styninger, 52, resides in Nashville with his wife Becky and their children; Bryce and Bridget. Their son Brock is a Nashville Police Officer.