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Board Members - Betty J. Coffrin

Betty J. Coffrin

Betty J. Coffrin - Board Member Member of the State Board of Elections since July 2011, Ms. Coffrin was born in Edgar County and resides in Charleston, Illinois.

She was elected Coles County Clerk 1986 - 2006 and served as Deputy Clerk from 1971 – 1986. Named Illinois County Clerk and Recorder of the Year in 1999, 2001, 2004 & 2006 and awarded the Illinois County Official of the Year in 2006. She was also named Charleston, Illinois’ Outstanding Citizen of the Year in 2007.

She served on the Illinois State Mandates Review Board, 1997-98; State Board of Elections Advisory Committee, 1996-98 and member of the Executive and Legislative Committee of the Illinois Association of County Clerks and Recorders from 1990-2006.

Currently serves as Board Member of the Coles County Mental Health (708) Board; Board Member of Eastern Illinois University Academy of Lifetime Learning; Member of U.S. Selective Service Board; Member of Eastern Star; VFW Ladies Auxiliary; Founding Member of the Charleston 4th of July Celebration Committee; Past President of Charleston Zonta Club; Board Member of Coles County CASA; past Board Member of the Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Advisory Board Member of Charleston Community Unit #1 School District’s Excellence in Education Committee and member of The Jefferson Awards Selection Committee.

Ms. Coffrin is widowed with one son and two grandsons.




Board Members - Betty J. Coffrin

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