Register of Probate: Gale Coughlin



Gale Coughlin
Gale Coughlin

Name: Gale Coughlin
Residence: Trenton
Party: Republican
Present employment: Register of probate for Hancock County

Coughlin was appointed register of probate for Hancock County earlier this year by Gov. Paul LePage after former register Bonnie Cousins retired. Coughlin’s appointment extends through the end of this year, and she is now seeking a four-year term of her own.

A longtime paralegal, Coughlin was most recently a court clerk for the state of Maine Judicial Branch handling real estate and civil transactions. As a paralegal, Coughlin worked for the late George P. Kesaris in both his Ellsworth and Bar Harbor offices.

Coughlin instituted some changes during her first year as register, including the elimination of billing after it was found to be not cost-effective. Services are now paid for when they are received.

Coughlin, a Republican, is running unopposed for the office.

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