The Honorable Virginia P. Fifer
has forty years experience working in the areas of law, accounting, and insurance. It was through her experience working for a local estate attorney that she became interested in the position of Register of Wills.|
In 1990 she ran against the Register of thirty-two years, successfully winning the election, and is now serving her sixth term as Register of Wills for Frederick County. She is the first and only woman to serve as Register. In this position she has worked closely with the Comptroller and the Attorney General for the State of Maryland and has been commended by them for her handling of the position. She is active in the Maryland Register of Wills Association, having held the offices of President, Treasurer, and Secretary, and has been on many Committees.
Through the years she has been active in various Churches of the Brethren in Frederick County, having served as Treasurer, Board Member, Secretary, and in other capacities.
Virginia was born in northern Frederick County, moved to Frederick City when she was three, and has lived near Braddock Heights for the past thirty-five years. She was educated in Frederick County in both the private and public school systems. Virginia resides on Braddock Mountain with Jay, her husband of almost 50 years. Their two daughters and their families live in Frederick County.