CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two more Franklin County elected officials, Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner and Clerk of Courts William Vandrew, recently announced they are running for re-election, bringing to five the number of incumbents running for new terms.
Conner, a Republican, is running for his third four-year term. Before being elected seven years ago, he served as chief deputy coroner for 12 years, and prior to that was a deputy coroner.
During his first two terms, the St. Thomas Township resident has directed more than 3,700 incidents, including homicides, suicides, and accidental and natural deaths, as well as approvals for cremations.
Conner's announcement stated he has extensive training in forensic death investigation, including specific training in homicide investigation; interview and interrogation; fire and arson investigation; crime scene techniques; child and elder death investigation; and several courses on crimes of violence.