Alturrick Kenney Statement On Being Re-Elected As Essex County’s Surrogate
I extend my heartfelt thanks to each of you for your valuable votes in the recent
Essex County Surrogate’s Court election. Serving you during my inaugural term as
Surrogate over the past 4 years has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Your
support has afforded me the opportunity to serve my local community, which has
been nothing short of incredibly rewarding. I’m immensely grateful to continue
fulfilling my passion for public service, so I don’t take your decision lightly.
Being a Newark native, I know firsthand the significance of families having the
necessary resources and opportunities to flourish. That is why we remain committed
to our mission of educating residents about the benefits of estate planning, the
process of creating a Will and the urgency for having your affairs in order early on.
Our goal is to equip families, especially families of color, with the necessary tools to
build generational wealth. Estate planning is a small - but critical – step towards
breaking the cycle of inheriting generational debt.
Last but most certainly not least, I would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to
each and every one of my dedicated and passionate Surrogacy team members. I
extend my thanks to Deputy Surrogate, Devero McDougal, Esq; Chief Probate,
Evelyn Rivera; Probate Clerk, Rukiyyah Williams; Probate Clerk, Debra Pitt-Davis;
Surrogate Legal Counsel, Edward Kenlan, Esq.; Superior Court Clerk, Tara Wilson;
Bilingual Clerk-Adoptions, Sara Montiel; Records Manager, John Lawton; Senior
Keyboard Clerk, Tawanna Vaden; Accounting Assistant, Rae Yanna Johnson; and
Analyst, Michael White.
Without each and every one of you, this mission wouldn’t be possible.