From the campaign of candidate Derek Hopkins:
Whiteford, Maryland, February 20, 2010- A major turn will occur in the race for Harford County Register of Wills on February 23rd when current and longtime Register of Wills Harry L.W. Hopkins officially endorses Republican candidate Derek Hopkins. The announcement will take place in front of the courthouse at 4:30pm with a reception/fundraiser at the Main Street Tower Restaurant.
Mr. Hopkins has been Register of Wills for Harford County for the past 22 years and has known Derek for over 30 years. Mr. Hopkins says, “I have come to know Derek as a mature and capable person who possesses the high quality of character it takes to be Register of Wills. His knowledge and experience as an auctioneer and appraiser will assist him with the position of Register of Wills.”
As you get to know Derek Hopkins you will see a lifelong resident of Harford County who is uniquely qualified for the office he is seeking. Derek is a graduate of the Missouri Auction School and the three year Certified Auction Institute Program at Indiana University. Derek has been a full time auctioneer and appraiser with a focus on estate services for the past 10 years and a third generation real estate agent for the Harry Hopkins Company.
To learn even more about Derek Hopkins, work with estate services, and his goals as the next Harford County Register of Wills please visit www.derekhopkins.org
jimmy stillwell says
good for Tombstone…pass the ‘Hammer” to Derek “The Hammer”…or ‘”Derek Dearly Departed”…
the boy has to have a proper nickname…
i think endorsement has more to do with derek’s wife’s employment with the current Register of Wills than with his qualifications which are slim.
Richard B. says
I have been reading the dagger about this race and out of the two running it seems like at least Mr. Hopkins has estate experience by conducting estate appraisals. Mrs. Street seems to have no estate experience, just working in the journalism fields and as someone pointed out on the other article which I found to be interesting is that in the article under her Interests: she has “Use to be Politics but in Maryland there is no reason to be active”. Even I being a more independent voter find that offending because if we don’t stay active they will always win. So as of now I think the endorsement could be the best choice.
Johnathan R. says
Just responding to Richard B. – He has experience with Estate Appraisals? for who? with whom? Something everyone needs to know, their is not requirement in Harford County other than a Bond in order to obtain an Auctioneers License. I can become an Auctioneer tomorrow. I am concerned that BECAUSE he is an Auctioneer AND Real Estate Practioneer…that his interests in the job as Register of Wills may be more far reaching and uncomfortable than most Harford County residents should expect. To simplify…If I want to run a fire station but own the water tower. Good Luck.
Stefano Dimera says
Does anyone know anything about Tom Hopkins who is running on the Democratic side? Which Hopkins family is he related to?
Joseph Caruso says
Johnathan R. –
Are you suggesting that since Mr. Hopkins has experience with helping people sell tangible and real property that his experience somehow disqualifies him from being Register of Wills?
Your indictment seems at best a bit foolish and at worse a specious attack on Mr. Hopkins integrity. Using your logic we should never elect lawyers to legislative office, former teachers to school boards or veterinarians to dog catcher.
If you have a candidate who you think would be better than Mr. Hopkins why don’t you just say so?
Johnathan R. says
I think the citizens of Harford County would be best served to elect an individual without interests that could side-track them from the purpose of their job. Having a family member work in the same office does not sit well with many of us.