Judge Carol R. Emery recently announced her bid for re-election to the position of Knox County judge of probate before the Knox County Republican Women’s meeting in Rockport.

Emery said in a news release that it has been her honor to serve the citizens of Knox County as probate judge and she would like to continue her work helping county residents with their problems regarding probate of wills, guardianships, conservatorships, adoptions and name changes. In addition to her regular duties, as probate judge she is on call 24 hours a day to rule on emergency initial child protection matters and other emergencies. She manages the judicial docket and presides at the probate court sessions at the Knox County Courthouse.

Emery has held the post since 1990. She was appointed to the job early in that year by then Gov. John McKernan. She was elected to the post in November 1990 and has been elected every four years since.

Courtroom experience, continuing legal and judicial education, justice and compassion are essential qualities she brings to this position, according to the news release.

Emery is a past secretary and president of the Maine Probate Judges Association, whose membership includes the probate judges from 15 of Maine’s 16 counties. She successfully completed the probate section course at the National Judicial College.

Knox County hosted the 2009 meeting of the National College of Probate Judges at the Samoset Resort last fall, attended by dozens of probate judges from around the United States.

Emery and her husband, former Congressman David Emery, are residents of Tenants Harbor.

For more information, contact Carol R. Emery at 594-8911 (office), 372-8025 (home) or cremery@midcoast.com.