Longley sworn in as judge of probate
On the afternoon of Dec. 31, in Waldo County Probate Court, Judge Susan Longley was sworn in as Waldo County judge of probate for the 2013-2017 term.
As Maine law requires, a probate judge must be sworn in before the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, so as to be ready for duties from the very first minute of the new year.
Swearing in Longley was Lisa Curtis, a dedimus justice from Winterport. Longley first met Curtis as she bicycled door-to-door during her recent re-election bid for this position.
In a statement, Longley expressed her thanks to the voters of Waldo County who listened, watched and judged her worthy of another term. “I deeply value having the opportunity to continue to serve the families of Waldo County,” Longley said.
As a judge of probate, Longley presides over such family matters as guardianships, conservatorships, adoptions, name changes and wills. Longley first was sworn in as Waldo County judge of probate on Dec. 31, 2004.