Judge of the Or­phans’ Court race omit­ted in re­sults story

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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.

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