Nan Colley will not seek reelection, plans to leave after current term

Published 8:30 am Thursday, April 6, 2023

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After serving the citizens of Charlotte County for 47 years, Clerk of the Circuit Court Nan Colley will not be seeking reelection.

Colley announced her decision on Friday, March 31.

“I want to thank the citizens of Charlotte County for the opportunity to have served you and for all your support. It has been an honor and a privilege,” Colley said.

Colley has worked in the clerk’s office since 1976 and was elected to the clerk’s position in 2016.

She is the 12th circuit court clerk and the only female elected since Charlotte County was formed in 1765.

Colley first started working in the county offices in 1976.

During that time she rotated among the county offices and gained a wide range of experience in the Treasurer’s Office, Commissioner of Revenue’s Office, Clerk’s Office, Board of Supervisor’s Office and the Commonwealth Attorney Office.

She was first hired at the Clerk’s Office by Stuart B. Fallen, when he took office on Jan. 1, 1976, as Clerk.

Nan Colley became a Deputy Clerk in the spring of 1976 and was later given the title of Chief Deputy Clerk.

“A heartfelt thank you to my staff for their unwavering dedication and commitment to Charlotte County,” Colley said. “I will cherish the memories and friendships that I have built over the years while working in the Clerk’s Office.”