Judge of the Orphans’ Court race omitted in results story
In your November 14 edition, under the headline, “Republican candidates win in Caroline”, you covered well the election results for eight of the successful candidates. Surely each one is to be congratulated for their successful campaigns. In your last paragraph, your article stated, “The only new face in office in Caroline County will be that of Terry Lord, who was elected Clerk of the Circuit Court.” This was inaccurate, since there will be two new faces in office in Caroline County. The second will be that of Judge Elect Jeffrey Porter. In fact, you totally omitted the election results for the Judges of the Orphan’s Court. The other two judges were elected to their second terms in office. They are Judge Ronald Fearins and myself, Judge Ellery Adams.
The Orphan’s Court does an essential service for the citizens of Caroline County, and should not be omitted from the election coverage. It would have been appropriate to also give some honorable mention regarding outgoing Chief Judge Conway Gregory for his great leadership of the court during his term in that office. I am sure that your readers would appreciate full and accurate coverage of important events in the future. Sincerely, JUDGE ELLERY ADAMS Preston
Editor’s Note: In the Judge of the Orphans’ Court race, Jeff Porter, Republican garnered 7,712 votes (37.4 percent); Ronald Fearins, Republican, received 6,452 votes (31.3 percent); and Ellery Adams, Republican, received 6,293 votes (30.5 percent). Porter won his first term, and Fearins and Adams are incumbents. Porter, Fearins and Adams ran unopposed for the three seats in the general election. In June’s Republican primary election, Porter, Fearins and Adams received the top three vote totals over incumbent Chief Judge Conway Gregory to move on to the general election.