Longley wins Waldo County judge of probate seat

By Ben Holbrook | Nov 07, 2012

In a hotly contested race between Democratic incumbent Judge of Probate Susan Longley and Republican candidate Randy Mailloux, Longley came out on top by a vote of 11,216 to 9,255.

When reached by telephone, Wednesday, Nov. 7, Longley said she looks forward to four more years of working hard for Waldo County families.

"I'm honored and I hope to honor the families of Waldo County with good, hard work," Longley said.

Longley was elected judge of probate in 2005 and has held the position for the past eight years. She also served as the president of the Maine Probate Judge Assembly and as the Maine Supreme Court chief justice appointee on Maine’s Probate and Trust Law Advisory Commission.

From 1994-2002 Longley represented Waldo County in the State Senate, where she served on a committee responsible for writing Maine probate and family law.

Mailloux has practiced law for 34 years, during which time he has appeared in all state and county courts, and has argued cases before the Maine Supreme Court. In 1997, former Gov. Angus King appointed Mailloux judge of probate for Waldo County, a position in which he served for seven years.

In addition, Mailloux has also served as the past president of the Maine Probate Judges Assembly and was the state representative to the National College of Probate Judges. Currently, he serves on the Law Court’s advisory committee on Probate Forms and Rules.

Judges of probate serve for a four-year term unless they vacate the position, in which case the governor appoints a successor from the same party as the seated judge.

All results are unofficial until verified by the state.

Republican Journal reporter Ben Holbrook can be reached at 338-3333 or at bholbrook@courierpublicationsllc.com.

Comments (3)
Posted by: Judy Rohweder | Nov 07, 2012 12:07

Susan, we are so happy you've won.  Congratulations and keep up the good work.

--Judy Rohweder


Posted by: Waldo County Healthcare Inc. | Nov 07, 2012 09:18

Randy, thanks for a great race and your devotion to the citizens of Waldo County. Sandy Gordon

Posted by: Janine Faulkingham Laveway | Nov 07, 2012 05:32

Imagaine that.............nice wins again!  Congratulations Susan.  Well done.


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