Lorenzini looks to continue time on circuit court bench

Amy Lorenzini recently filed for reelection as judge of the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County.

The 46-year-old California resident, who has been a Circuit Court Judge since she was appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan (R) in May 2022, has an extensive background in civil and criminal cases and said she has presided over “hundreds, if not thousands of cases including more than two dozen jury trials.”

“I told [Hogan] that I would make him proud and do justice to his appointment,” Lorenzini said. “I worked really hard to get this appointment and I’ve continued to work hard for the last 18 months to keep my promise. I enjoy making a difference in our community, the same community that my family and I live in and I want to continue being a fair and firm judge the community deserves. It’s important to me.”

A former prosecutor, Lorenzini said she would like to use her judicial experience and background in criminal and civil litigation to continue serving the county.

“I recognize the challenges that our community faces and I plan on continuing to work hard to address all of the needs, including the safety needs of our county and I want to ensure that justice is accomplished efficiently and impartially,” Lorenzini said.

She initiated a guardianship clinic to offer resources to self-represented individuals and has been presenting a program called Connecting Courts and the Community, which offers insight into the judicial system.

Lorenzini and her husband, Mike Lorenzini, have been married 14 years and have two children.

The filing deadline for candidates is Feb. 9. Maryland’s early voting for the primary is May 2 to 9 and primary election day is May 14.

All circuit court judge candidates will appear on both the Democratic and Republican primary ballots; the winners in the two primaries will face each other in November’s general election. So far, only one other person has filed for the seat — attorney Sue Ann Armitage.

The elected candidate will serve on the bench for a 15-year term or until the age of 70.

This article originally appeared here, at Somdnews.com

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