[photo, Byron E. Macfarlane, Register of Wills, Howard County, Maryland] BYRON E. MACFARLANE, Register of Wills (Democrat)

Register of Wills, Howard County, since December 1, 2010.

Legislative director to Delegate Peter Franchot, 2004-06.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, February 18, 1983. Raised in Howard County, Maryland. Attended Howard County public schools; University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (political science), 2005; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 2008. Bohnett Leaders Fellow, Senior Executives in State and Local Government, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, 2018. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 2009. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (estate & trust law section; young lawyers section); Howard County Bar Association (estate & trust law section; young lawyers section). Member, Howard County Democratic Central Committee, 2006-10. President, Maryland Registers of Wills Association, 2013-16 (member, 2010-; automation committee; personnel committee; chair, legislative committee, 2011-12; vice-president, 2012-13). Member, Maryland Association of the Judges of the Orphans' Court, 2011-13; National College of Probate Judges, 2011-. Adjunct faculty (wills, trusts & estates), Howard University School of Law, 2015-. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2016. Founding member, Howard County Estate Planning Council. Member, League of Women Voters of Howard County; Columbia Democratic Club; Thurgood Marshall Democratic Club; American Civil Liberties Union; NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland; Human Rights Campaign; Sierra Club. Honorary alumnus member, Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society. "40 Under 40" honoree, Baltimore Business Journal, 2013.

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