Waldo County Judge of Probate Susan Longley is stepping down from her judicial role in Belfast, and has submitted her retirement letter to the public:
Dear Citizens of Waldo County,
In announcing my judicial retirement, first and foremost, I wish to thank the citizens of Waldo County for your constant support.
I have been honored to serve as your probate judge these past 15 years.
With your steady support and encouragement, we have been able to build not only a well-run and well-organized, quality judicial system but also one with well-established, family-friendly innovations.
With all now well in place, I consider this an opportune time also because of upcoming changes. One is the court’s exciting move upstairs into the former District Court’s spaces. Another is the court’s move into a new statewide legal probate code.
In short, with your steady support, we have built a family-friendly probate court. These quality improvements are now well in place for our move upstairs and into a new code. In turn, we have the opportune time for the next judge to begin anew and take our probate system to the next level.
Again, I sincerely thank the citizens of Waldo County for all your support. I have been honored to serve you.
Susan W. Longley, Esq.