Ge­orge Ames files for re-elec­tion

Dorchester Star - - REGIONAL -

CAM­BRIDGE — Dorch­ester County Or­phans Court Judge Ge­orge Robert Ames Jr. filed for re-elec­tion in Dis­trict 1.

He has 24 years of ex­pe­ri­ence as an Or­phans Court Judge. Only one case has been re­versed on ap­peal dur­ing his 24 years on the Or­phans Court bench.

“Lis­ten­ing, read­ing and com­pre­hen­sion skills are im­per­a­tive and im­por­tant, which an Or­phans Court judge should pos­sess,” Ames said. “The Or­phans Court, un­like a pol­icy mak­ing board, is gov­erned by rules, codes and reg­u­la­tions. These rules, codes and reg­u­la­tions must be ad­hered in de­ci­sions of the Or­phans Court. An Or­phans Court judge should be in­volved in con­tin­u­ing ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing, as rules, codes and reg­u­la­tions may change.”

The Or­phans Court is charged with the re­spon­si­bil­ity of man­ag­ing the as­sets of the de­ceased es­tate. Some es­tates have wills, while other es­tates do not have wills.

“Dur­ing my 24-year ten­ure as an Or­phans Court judge, I have been blessed to have the in­sight and knowl­edge of a Reg­is­ter of Wills staff that I con­sider se­cond to none,” Ames said. “They are very com­pe­tent, and as an Or­phans Court judge has been very help­ful to me.

“If al­lowed to con­tinue as an Or­phans Court judge, I pledge to lis­ten, read, com­pre­hend and be in­volved in con­tin­u­ing ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing to be an ef­fec­tive Or­phans Court judge,” he said. “I also plan to lis­ten to the facts, com­pre­hend, and read the rules, codes and reg­u­la­tion ap­pli­ca­ble to each case. They are im­por­tant in ren­der­ing the de­ci­sions of an Or­phans Court judge.”

Ames grad­u­ated from Som­er­set Ju­nior/Se­nior High School in Princess Anne. He earned an as­so­ciates arts de­gree in Hu­man­i­ties/So­cial Sciences at Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege in 1978, and an as­so­ciates arts de­gree in Law En­force­ment at Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege in 1982. He also has an as­so­ciates arts de­gree in Min­istry Chris­tian at World Col­lege of The­ol­ogy in 2003, and a bach­e­lors arts de­gree in Min­istry Chris­tian at World Col­lege of The­ol­ogy in 2008.

He has a mas­ters arts de­gree in Min­istry Chris­tian at World Col­lege of The­ol­ogy, and a doc­toral de­gree in Min­istr y Chris­tian at East­ern Shore The­ol­ogy.

Ames was the Dorch­ester County Cham­ber of Com­merce pres­i­dent in 2004. He has been a Char­ac­ter Courts coach for Dorch­ester County Pub­lic Schools for 16 years. He won the Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Bas­ket­ball Clas­sic Im­age Award in 2017. He was named the Dorch­ester County Cham­ber of Com­merce Am­bas­sador of the Year in 2006. He served as the Dorch­ester County NAACP Branch Pres­i­dent from 1987 to 2004. He has served s pas­tor for Wes­ley Chapel for 15 years. He also has served as Cam­bridge po­lice chap­lain.

GE­ORGE AMES

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