Register of Probate
The Probate Register deals with wills, trusts, adoptions, guardianships and name changes. It is primarily an administrative position that for some reason is an elected position.
In Oxford County over the past 25 years few people have been elected with any experience in Probate matters. They generally learn on-the-job, frequentlyfrom the deputy register.
One person who has helped train at least one Register of Probate is Carol Gutekunst, who served Oxford County for more than 20 years in the Probate Court, 15 as its Deputy Register. She is currently on the ballot in November running for Register of Probate.
If you were hiring a person for this position, would you hire a person with little or no experience or one with vast experience willing to come out of retirement to serve Oxford County full time once again?
Carol firmly believes this office exists to serve the public. We have all dealt with government employees who feel that they or their jobs are more important than we are. While serving in the Probate Office Carol always took the extra step to help those in need of service.
On Nov. 6 please elect the best, most experienced person for the job – Carol Gutekunst for Register of Probate.
Treasurer, Carol Gutekunst for Register of Probate Oxford County