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Ciro Poppiti III
Register of Wills
Title: Register of Wills
Ciro Poppiti has been a dynamic Register of Wills, having first been elected in 2010. Under his leadership, the Office launched an innovative program which has audited over $150 million in unaccounted assets, netting some $2.3 million in “found” money for New Castle County. Ciro has also released Delaware Estate Administration, a how-to manual which, for the first time, unifies statewide policy on what happens when someone dies. The result of Delaware Estate Administration has been to protect seniors by streamlining the probate process.
For his efforts, Ciro was awarded the 2015 Government Service Award by the Delaware Bar Association.
Ciro was born and raised in Wilmington. He is a graduate of Salesianum School, Princeton University, Delaware Law School, and the Army Law School. He is a member of the Delaware Bar.
Ciro serves as a Judge Advocate (lawyer) in the Delaware Army National Guard.
In 2007, Ciro was recognized for being a civic activist and received the Wilmington Award from Mayor James Baker for outstanding community service. He is active in the Italian-American community and was the founding chairman of the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture.
Ciro is an adjunct professor at Wilmington University, teaching Law, Government, Philosophy, and History. He writes frequently and has written a regular column for several publications over the years.
Ciro and his wife Laura have two children, Jake and Louise.
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