Doris Lewis de­serves our vote

Sunday Star - - OPINION -

In the race for Reg­is­ter of Wills for Dorch­ester County there is only one qual­i­fied can­di­date: Doris K. Lewis. Any ob­jec­tive side-by-side com­par­i­son of Mrs. Lewis and Mr. Col­burn leaves no doubt who should be elected.

Mrs. Lewis has a col­lege de­gree in busi­ness and le­gal stud­ies from Goldey Bea­com col­lege in Delaware. She worked for 17 years in a le­gal of­fice spe­cial­iz­ing in pro­bate, busi­ness and real es­tate law be­fore be­ing elected Reg­is­ter of Wills 44 years ago. She has tes­ti­fied be­fore the Mary­land leg­is­la­ture on mat­ters of es­tate and pro­bate ad­min­is­tra­tion, and is highly re­garded by the at­tor­neys and clients she has served. Any­one who has had busi­ness in the Dorch­ester County Reg­is­ter of Wills of­fice will at­test to her pro­fes­sion­al­ism and com­pas­sion. She has held sev­eral lead­er­ship po­si­tions in the Mary­land Reg­is­ter of Wills As­so­ci­a­tion. Ad­di­tion­ally, she has taken classes through the Mary­land In­sti­tute for Con­tin­u­ing Pro­fes­sional Ed­u­ca­tion for Lawyers, as well as classes in ac­count­ing. Mary­land au­dits the Reg­is­ter of Wills of­fice ev­ery two years and Mrs. Lewis’s of­fice never failed an au­dit.

Mr. Col­burn lists no ed­u­ca­tional back­ground, le­gal or oth­er­wise, and no rel­e­vant ex­pe­ri­ence. His de­sire to pro­vide “good con­stituent ser­vice” is sim­ply not enough to war­rant elec­tion to this im­por­tant of­fice. One has to have demon­stra­ble knowl­edge of the es­tates and trust sec­tion of the An­no­tated Code of Mary­land. Mrs. Lewis has this. Mr. Col­burn does not.

Sim­ply put Doris K. Lewis de­serves our vote. LINDA CHANDLEE


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