George Ames files for re-election
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.