Fayette County will have a new coroner in December of 2016. Current Coroner Bruce Bowen, who is in his fourth term, has announced his decision not to run for reelection.
Bowen had originally planned to run for a fifth term, and had picked up the necessary petition paperwork to do so. Bowen has since decided otherwise. Bowen said that in his 15 years as Coroner he worked hard to be the best Coroner he could be for the county. His last day will be November 30th of 2016—which would finish out his fourth term.