Patty Cole-Write In Candidate For Register Of Probate

Hello Everyone – it was good to see so many of you at the picnic on Sunday. In 2 weeks, the primary will be upon us and I am asking for your help! Feel free to pass along to others you know in Strafford County – thanks so much!

To the VOTERS of Strafford County - I am writing to let you know that I am a write in candidate for the position of Register of Probate. No one has filed for the position and the incumbent (Kimberly Quint Wood) no longer works for the court system. I missed the filing period because of a family health issue.

The Register of Probate position has changed. When the restructuring of the courts occurred on July 1, 2011, the duties of the probate register were restructured also. Despite this change, I am still interested in holding the position. I have 19 years of experience in the probate courts and I am currently working for the Circuit Court Administrative Office (aka Trial Court Center).

It is important that the records be preserved in a manner that is accessible to all who want to view public probate case files. E-court is coming to the Judicial Branch and technology must blend with the preservation of the records for future generations. I will work with the 10th Circuit Court Clerk, Judges and Administrators to ensure that the records are accessible.

Strafford County has been my home for 40 years. I am a UNH graduate and recently completed my masters degree in Organizational Leadership at SNHU. Please consider writing my name in on the blank ballot on September 11, 2012. Thank you for your support.

Patty Cole Write in candidate for Register of Probate on September 11th