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Leonard H Teitelbaum

Two vie to lead county office

For the first time in two decades, Anne Arundel County will have a new register of wills, as longtime incumbent George M. Nutwell Jr. is retiring.

Both candidates seeking to succeed him, Democrat Jacqueline Boone Allsup and Republican Lauren M. Parker, say they have no interest in overhauling an office known for kind and reliable service.

The office is a quiet space in the county courthouse where bereaved and often bewildered relatives, along with attorneys and accountants versed in probate law, deal with the intricacies of wills and estates.

"I am very sensitive to the needs of the community, and that it is a public service you are doing for people," said...