Amy J. Craig, incumbent clerk of the Circuit Court for Dorchester County, filed for reelection on Dec. 21, 2021. Craig is the first elected woman clerk of court for Dorchester County, having first run for office in 2010. She followed retired Clerk of the Court Michael L. Baker and Clerk appointee Donna L. Pyle. Craig also won uncontested elections in 2014 and 2018. Despite being unopposed in 2018, she was the top vote getter for the county with over 10,000 votes.
Craig’s passion and dedication to the career of law began in 1984 when she was hired by the law firm of Miles & Stockbridge. She worked for the firm for 13 years as legal secretary. In 1998 she was hired by now retired Judge Donald F. Johnson and newly retired Judge Brett W. Wilson as the first Family Support Services coordinator for the Circuit Court, where she served for 13 years. As the Family Support Services coordinator, she was a court advocate for families who needed the court’s intervention in matters of domestic violence, divorce, custody, support and visitation. She also ran many programs that assisted families including a family visitation center, legal assistance clinic and mediation programs.
She graduated from Easton High School in 1982. Her college education includes graduation from Chesapeake College with an associate’s degree and bachelor and master degrees from Salisbury University, all with honors.
Craig is married to William C. “Bill” Craig, licensed surveyor, who serves as her campaign manager. Nancy L. Collins of Woolford serves as her campaign treasurer.
Amy and Bill have three daughters, Amanda Craig, Seattle, Washington; Emily Fox, St. Augustine, Florida; and Jessica Howell, Cambridge. They also have seven grandchildren.
For more information on Craig and her qualifications, visit her website, amyjcraig.com.