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Letter to the editor: Choose Millinder for register

I support of Christine Millinder for register of wills.

Millinder has been serving Centre County in this office for 28 years, and is our chief deputy register of wills. As a former deputy coroner, I know the importance of the chief deputy position, which was set up in all offices by the General Assembly years ago so that in any temporary absence, removal or death of the elected official, there would be an experienced, well-qualified successor already in line in that particular office to ensure a seamless transition of duty and provide consistent top-quality service to you, the public.

Millinder has already proved her ability to do so during two untimely medical leaves for her boss, Kimberly Barton. Each time, Millinder stepped up, used her extensive and comprehensive office knowledge to lead the office of register of wills in all the daily tasks including managing the staff, preparing the budget and all requested court and other public documents.

Is it any wonder why retiring Register of Wills Barton has publicly endorsed Millinder to succeed her?

She has served our county, the law profession and every individual citizen with kind, competent service as our chief deputy for 28 years.

I believe Millinder’s proven, dedicated service has earned her the position of our next register of wills and is a natural transition as intended by the General Assembly when it created the chief deputy position.

Join me May 19 in voting for Christine Millinder for register of wills.

State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff

Bellefonte

The writer represents the 171st state House District.

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