GEORGE ROBERT AMES, JR., Judge (Democrat)

Judge, Orphans' Court, Dorchester County, since 1994.

Commissioner, Dorchester County District Court, 1980-89. Member, Heritage Tourism Council, Dorchester County, 1998-99. Member, Governor's Task Force on Eastern Shore Economic Development, 1999-2001. Board of Library Trustees, Dorchester County, 1994-.

Born in Westover, Maryland, September 23, 1941. Attended Somerset Junior-Senior High School, Princess Anne; Chesapeake College, A.A. (humanities & social science), 1978, A.A. (law enforcement), 1982; Christian World College of Theology, A.A. (ministry), 2001, B.A. (ministry), 2003, M.A. (ministry), 2011. Newspaper carrier, 1973-2000. Dorchester County School Bus Contractor, 1979-2000 (president, 1988-2000). Pastor, Wesley Chapel Church, Cambridge, 2004-. President, Dorchester County Branch, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NCAAP), 1987-2004. Lifetime member, Dorchester Chamber of Commerce (president, 2004; coordinator, americans for competitive enterprise system). Board of Directors, Chesapeake College Foundation; Dorchester Center for the Arts; Eastern Shore Center for Independent Living; Salvation Army of Cambridge. Life member, Cpl. Herman Hughes Post no. 87, American Legion, Cambridge (judge advocate; past adjutant; past historian). Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Achievement Award, Tri-County Organizations Coalition, 1987, 2000. Award, Dorchester County School Bus Contractors, 2000. Award, Beta Epsilon Chapter, Iota Phi Lambda Soroity, Inc., 2001. Honoring Hometown Hero, Dorchester County Award, Delmarva Shorebirds, 2006. Ambassador of the Year, 2006, and Associate of the Year, 2007, Dorchester Chamber of Commerce. Exceptional Leadership and Dedicated Services Award, Ministers and Citizens for Change, Inc., 2012. Married, five children.

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