Bloyer will seek re-election

March 11, 1998|By MARLO BARNHART


John R. Bloyer is seeking re-election as Register of Wills for Washington County.

A lifelong resident of Washington County, Bloyer, 50, has worked in the office since 1983.

Appointed to the post of Register of Wills in 1992 when Marvin Toms retired, Bloyer successfully ran for the office in 1994.

Bloyer graduated in May 1997 from the paralegal studies program at Hagerstown Junior College.

"I am also now the president of the Maryland Association of Registers of Wills," Bloyer said.

Bloyer said that while his office has continued to computerize many functions, he and his five-person staff are there to work face to face with people.

"Computers are merely an assist," Bloyer said. "People still get the personal attention they need."

The Register of Wills office handles the estates of persons who die in Washington County, working with the survivors to probate wills.


"The workload has really grown," Bloyer said. His staff was increased by one person recently.

Married with two children, Bloyer is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He served on the Williamsport Town Council from 1986-1990 and was community representative for Project Head Start.

The Register of Wills makes $61,000 a year.

The primary election is Sept. 15. The general election is Nov. 3.

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