Republican Brian Setree is announcing his candidacy for Lexington County Coroner in the forthcoming Republican primary, which is set for July 1.
A former Chief Deputy Coroner, Setree would bring more than 20 years of law enforcement experience to the role of coroner. He has established relationships with community leaders, public service officials, and County Council members.
“I intend to bring my passion for service and my years of experience in law enforcement to the people of Lexington County,” Setree said, citing that “compassionate caring through diligence and integrity” is his motto.
A longtime resident of Lexington County, Setree is a retired public servant presently operating a successful private investigations firm. He is the father of three and attends Radius Church of Lexington.
Setree said he was saddened to hear of former Coroner Harry Harman’s death. “He served our county well for nearly forty years,” he said.
Setree indicates that, if elected, he intends to continue the relationship forged by Harman with the Lexington Medical Center pathology group. “The office of coroner is more than a mere function of the county,” Setree said. “It’s about serving the community, its people, and its hospital.”
Setree is also a supporter of Emma’s Law and intends to work toward fewer DUI-related deaths in Lexington County. “It’s not just about cracking down on drunk driving, although that is a critical aspect of it,” Setree said. “It’s about communicating zero tolerance and working within the community to educate and change behavior as it relates to drinking and driving.”
Setree will hold a meet-and-greet drop-in on Wednesday, May 14, from 6:30 pm until at Moonshiners Patio & Grill at 1345 Old Chapin Road in Lexington. The meet-and-greet is open to the public and will include entertainment and heavy hors’ devours.
Setree serves Lexington County as a private investigator from his office at 607 South Lake Drive in Lexington.