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The Honorable Laura Nan Cook began her career at the Register of Wills Office in 1999 under former Register of Wills, Winsie Cannon. She served as PC Administrator for many years and later as Assistant Chief Deputy. Throughout her tenure, Laura has worked closely with former and current Judges of the Orphans’ Court. Elected in November 2014, Laura serves on the By-Laws Committee of the Maryland Register of Wills Association and is a member of the Chesapeake Republican Women.

Laura and her husband Tom have two children, Jacob (Shaena) and Julia (Adam), and recently welcomed their first grandchild, Tripp. A lifelong resident of Queen Anne's County, Laura grew up on Kent Island and currently resides in Centreville.

Previous work experience includes:
  • Fiscal Notes Department, Office of Legislative Services (MD General Assembly)
  • House Ways and Means Committee, U.S. House of Representatives (Capitol Hill)
  • Proudly served in Reagan Administration under Education Secretary William "Bill" Bennett (Washington, DC)
  • Queen Anne's County Office On Aging

By implementing available technologies, Laura has enhanced the services provided by the office and has established after-hour access to the office in coordination with Tuesday evening meetings of the Board of County Commissioners.

"I am committed to serving the citizens of Queen Anne's County with great care and respect. With the support of my outstanding staff, I strive to create an office environment full of compassion and integrity during a vulnerable time."