Governor Accepts Resignation of Judge Woodcock

December 12, 2012

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, Dec. 12
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Communications Director (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage today announced that Penobscot County Judge of Probate Allan Woodcock, Jr., has submitted his resignation effective January 1, 2013.

Last month, Woodcock was recognized for 50 years on the bench, making him Maine's longest serving probate judge.

“I want to thank Judge Woodcock for his years of service to the people of Penobscot County as Judge of Probate, and wish him the best in his very well-earned retirement,” said Governor LePage. Woodcock, a Republican, was most recently elected to a four-year term in 2010. Probate judges are the only elected judges in Maine.

Pursuant to Maine law, the Governor will select a replacement for Judge Woodcock from a list of recommendations made by the Penobscot County Republican Committee. The committee is expected to meet on December 20 and decide on a list of candidates to be sent to the Governor.

Interested candidates should contact County Chairwoman Traci Gauthier for more information.