What His Colleagues Are Saying

Every county in Maryland and Baltimore City has an elected Register of Wills. Byron has worked collaboratively with his colleagues across Maryland to adopt uniform procedures, implement best practices, and advocate for statewide reforms that have made probate in Maryland faster, fairer, and less expensive for Maryland families. The Registers chose Byron as President of the Maryland Register of Wills Association for three consecutive terms, from 2013 to 2016, have entrusted him with leading their legislative lobbying efforts, and have embraced his recommendations to streamline and modernize the probate process.

Read what his colleagues have to say as they encourage voters in Howard County to support Byron’s re-election:



“Byron is an excellent Register of Wills with extensive knowledge and tremendous experience.  No one else comes close. He’s the best man for the job!”

Grace Connolly, Register of Wills for Baltimore County (1998-Present)

“Byron Macfarlane is one of the most effective and accomplished Register of Wills in the State of Maryland. His expertise in estate law, combined with his knowledge and experience in the legislative process, have produced the most profound changes to the Maryland probate process in a generation. Byron has made changes to the Register’s office to make it more efficient and reflective of the community it serves. I strongly urge the residents of Howard County to vote for Byron Macfarlane.”

Joe Griffin, Register of Wills for Montgomery County (1998-Present)

“It’s my pleasure to endorse Byron Macfarlane for Register of Wills. I met Byron through our membership in the Maryland Register of Wills Association and worked with him while he served as President from 2013 to 2016. He represents Howard County with distinction, often taking on projects and completing tasks behind the scenes without fanfare or notoriety. His passion to get a job done, with a well thought out plan on how to take action and reach results, was clearly demonstrated on many levels. Byron is a compassionate and caring individual, which is key to running an office that deals with people during such a sad and difficult period of their lives.”

Lyn Nickle, Register of Wills for Cecil County (1998-2014; Register-elect, Dec. 2018)


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