Knox County Probate Judge Carol Emery announced Monday she is seeking reelection to the position she has held since 1990.

In a news release, the veteran Republican judge stated “Courtroom experience, continuing legal and judicial education, justice and compassion are essential qualities she brings to this position. She manages the judicial docket and has extensive courtroom experience presiding over probate matters at the Knox County Probate Court.”

Judge Emery stated she has been privileged to serve the citizens of Knox County as Probate Judge, and would like to continue her work helping County residents with their problems regarding probate of wills, minor and adult guardianships, conservatorships, adoptions and name changes. Emery stated: “The issues before this Court directly impact the well- being and lives of Knox County residents. During the past two years of COVID shutdowns, the probate staff and I have diligently worked to keep the Court’s docket moving so that users of the Court do not experience undue delays.”

Judge Emery is a past Secretary and President of the Maine Probate Judges Assembly, whose membership includes the Probate Judges from each of Maine’s counties. She currently serves as program chair for the various judicial education conferences held by MPJA. She successfully completed the probate section course at the National Judicial College.

Judge Emery serves as the Maine Probate Judges’ representative on the Committee on Judicial Ethics, appointed by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. That Committee is charged with reviewing and taking appropriate action regarding complaints of incompetency or misconduct within Maine’s judicial system. She also was appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court to serve on the Maine Probate Rules and Forms Committee, which oversees the Probate Court’s efiling system and for drafting new forms and rules to fully implement Maine’s substantially revised probate laws, which occurred over the past two years.

She and her husband, former Congressman David Emery, are residents of Tenants Harbor. They have one adult son, Dr. Albert Emery, now practicing medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The seat is for four years. No other candidates have registered for the seat.