Voters guide: Centre County Register of Wills

All candidates were asked to respond to the following question:

What are your three top priorities for this position?

Centre County Register of Wills

Term: Four years

Salary: $66,896/year


Christine Millinder

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Date of birth: Dec. 20, 1968

Education: Graduate of Bald Eagle Area High School

Occupation: Current acting register of wills & clerk of Orphans’ Court

Qualifications: Marriage license clerk, three years; second deputy register of wills, six years; first deputy clerk of Orphans’ Court, 13 years; chief deputy register of wills & clerk of Orphans’ Court, six years.

Answer to question: As register of wills, it will be my goal to have all microfilmed records digitized by the end of my first term to accommodate the citizens of Centre County for researching purposes. In addition, I will cross train all of my employees so the duties of each position will be fulfilled in the event of an absence. Finally, I will continue to make it my top priority to provide quality, efficient and courteous service as your full-time register of wills with flexible evening hours to serve those who may have difficulty getting to the office during normal business hours.


Amanda McCartney

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Date of birth: May 30, 1985

Education: Philipsburg Osceola graduate. 2005 graduate of South Hills School of Business and Technology. Degree: computerized office specialist/business administration.

Occupation: First deputy prothonotary of Centre County

Qualifications: Started working with D.J. Allen Sinclair. Worked my way up to first deputy prothonotary. Give back to community as a lifelong Elk member.

Answer to question: When is the last time an elected official greeted you at the door? I am a public servant who will welcome you at the counter and work right alongside the others in the office. I do that now as a first deputy. Rest assured, I will not stop until the paperwork is completed. The taxpayers deserve a full day’s work for a full day’s pay. I will balance the books and treat our citizens with respect and care. I am the extra set of experienced hands ready to serve on day one. I’m number one on the ballot and in hard work.