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Pirolozzi, Erich Bean early applicants for Register of Wills seat

August 17th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

The deadline to submit a letter of interest/resume for the open Allegany County Register of Wills seat is this afternoon at 4 p.m.; however, that doesn’t mean more names won’t emerge later.  Faced with a Grand Jury indictment and charges of misconduct in office, Rebecca Drew resigned from the office Tuesday morning. The decision to name her replacement lies with the Judges of the Orphans Court- which at this time consists of Edward Crossland and Donna May. The third judge, Billie Gilpin resigned this week due to health issues. 1C Delegate Mike McKay, having already announced his plans to run for that seat next year, is among those expected to apply to fill the vacancy. On Wednesday, assistant Allegany County State’s Attorney Erich Bean confirmed to WCBC News that he has submitted his application as has former city councilwoman Mary Beth Pirolozzi. Others rumored to have an interest in the seat include former sheriff David Goad;  former Mayor of Midland and a former a one-time candidate for the Register of Wills office, Craig Alexander. Although he has been asked, and there has been speculation he would toss his hat in the ring- Ed Crossland said he will not be a candidate- adding that he plans in the near future to file to run for another term for Orphans Court. Crossland told WCBC News that while the deadline to receive letters of interest is today, there is no clearly defined process for the judges to select a replacement. Meaning there is nothing that would prohibit Crossland and May from recruiting or lobbying others to consider the post. 

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