Citing his experience and background in law enforcement, Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Brad Phegley has announced he will be running for Shelby County Coroner in the upcoming 2020 election. Phegley says he is running for Coroner because he wants to give back to the community that has given so much to him over the years.
“The office of Coroner is not about politics,” Phegley said. “It is about providing an important service to the people of Shelby County. I have taken those calls in the middle of the night. I am the right person for the job because of not just my experience as Chief Deputy Coroner, but also because of my many years in law enforcement.”
Phegley worked nearly 27 years for the Illinois State Police and 15 of those years was spent working investigations. In addition, he served two and a half years as a Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy and for the last seven years, he has served as the Chief Deputy Coroner in Shelby County. “When that phone rings at 3 am, experience matters,” Phegley said.
“My pledge to the people of Shelby County is to do the job with the same kind of hard work and professionalism I have provided in my more than 30 years in law enforcement.”
Phegley is a United States Army Veteran. He graduated from Shelbyville High School and he has an Associates degree from Lakeland College. He is a Master Mason and Shriner and he is a member of Windsor Christian Church in Windsor. The Primary Election is March 17, 2020. Phegley is running as a Republican.