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   Sussex County Republican  Elected Officials                                            

Michael H. Vincent - Council President

Michael H. Vincent

Michael H. Vincent serves as the 1st district councilman on the five-member Sussex County Council, representing portions of western Sussex County, including the Bethel, Blades, Bridgeville, Laurel and Seaford areas. Since his election to County government in 2008, Mr. Vincent has served as vice president and is the current president of the County Council. A native of Seaford, Mr. Vincent is a former Seaford City Council member, as well as a past chief, past president and lifetime member of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, and a one-time president of the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association. Mr. Vincent owns a small business, Vincent Fire Equipment, which supplies volunteer fire companies throughout Delaware with the essential, life-saving tools the fire service – and public – depend on. Mr. Vincent considers public safety, land use and fostering economic development opportunities among his top priorities. Mr. Vincent and his wife, Elaine, live in Seaford and are the parents of a grown daughter and grandparents to three grandchildren.

Hometown:
Seaford, Del.

Council District:
District 1

Area Represented:
Western and central Sussex County, including the communities of and/or areas near Bethel, Blades, Bridgeville, Laurel and Seaford

Year Elected to Council:
2008

Current Term Ends:
2016

Party Affiliation:
Republican

Contact:
(302) 629-2396
Email

Thoughts about Sussex County:
"Sussex County is truly a wonderful to place to live. Now that everyone is aware of us, the challenge is to work to make the county remain a great place to raise our families."

Samuel R. Wilson, Jr. - Council Vice President

Samuel R. Wilson, Jr.

Samuel R. Wilson, Jr., serves as the 2nd district councilman on the five-member Sussex County Council, representing northwestern and central Sussex County, including Georgetown, Greenwood, Lincoln, Milford and Millsboro. Elected to Council in 2008, Mr. Wilson currently serves as the body's vice president. A lifelong resident and farmer here in Sussex County, Mr. Wilson is a well-known face in the Georgetown area and within the agriculture community. Mr. Wilson is a steadfast supporter of the Sussex County way of life and an unabashed promoter of traditional values. Whether the problem at hand is simple or complex, Mr. Wilson is quick to offer advice, usually with his unique brand of home-spun wisdom and common sense philosophy. Mr. Wilson believes preserving agriculture, creating jobs and protecting individual property rights are among the most important challenges facing Sussex County. Mr. Wilson and his wife, Helen, live near Georgetown and are the parents of four grown children and grandparents to eight grandchildren.

Hometown:
Georgetown, Del.

Council District:
District 2

Area Represented:
Northwestern and central Sussex County, including the communities of and/or areas near Ellendale, Georgetown, Greenwood, Lincoln, Milford and Millsboro

Year Elected to Council:
2008

Current Term Ends:
2016

Party Affiliation:
Republican

Contact:
Phone: (302) 856-2972
Email

George B. Cole

George B. Cole

George B. Cole serves as the 4th district councilman on Sussex County Council, representing southeastern Sussex County and the area around the Inland Bays, including Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach, Henlopen Acres, Long Neck, Millville, Oak Orchard, Ocean View and Rehoboth Beach. Mr. Cole is the senior-most member of County Council and its longest-serving member in the modern era, first winning election in 1986. In fact, the Cole family has a deep past in representing the people of coastal Sussex County. Mr. Cole is the third member of his family to sit on Council since the County Council form of government was adopted in 1970. His father, Charlie, was elected to County Council in 1974; his mother, Kitty, was appointed to Council in 1985 upon Charlie Cole's passing. A licensed REALTOR® and purveyor of antiques, Mr. Cole is a lifelong resident of Sussex County who has witnessed a great deal of change over the past several decades. He has long been an advocate for sensible growth, and balancing that growth with preserving Sussex County's unique environment, rural character and relaxed way of life. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Mr. Cole and his wife, Jerri, live near Ocean View and are the parents of six children.

Hometown:
Ocean View, Del.

Council District:
District 4

Area Represented:
Sussex County, in the area around the Inland Bays, including the communities of and/or areas near Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach, Long Neck, Henlopen Acres, Millville, Oak Orchard, Ocean View and Rehoboth Beach

Year Elected to Council:
1986

Current Term Ends:
2014

Party Affiliation:
Republican

Contact:
(302) 542-4564
Email

Thoughts about Sussex County:
"Coastal Sussex County is one of the major resort areas on the East Coast. Our county is also an attractive place to retire or have a vacation home. So by protecting our natural environment and being business friendly, Sussex County is a gem and will continue to be a great place to live and raise a family. Please come and visit."

Robert B. Arlett

 

Robert B. Arlett

Robert B. Arlett serves as the 5th district councilman on the Sussex County Council, representing southern Sussex County, extending from the Maryland line to the Atlantic Ocean, including the communities of Dagsboro, Delmar, Fenwick Island, Frankford, Laurel, Millville, Millsboro, Selbyville and South Bethany. Elected to County Council in 2014, Mr. Arlett is a new face to County government who brings with him a strong desire to “preserve the past and prepare for the future.” Born in Rhode Island, but raised in Southern California, Mr. Arlett found his way to the nation’s second smallest state in 2005, when he started a real estate business and put down roots with his family in coastal Sussex County. The son of a career U.S. Naval officer, Mr. Arlett has lived in many areas of the United States, including California, Hawaii and Virginia, where he attended George Mason University and enlisted in the Naval Reserve. There, Mr. Arlett served as an intelligence specialist with top-secret security clearance before eventually leaving and coming to Delaware. Among his goals as Sussex County’s newest councilman are growing the economy, promoting transparency in government, and preserving Sussex County’s way of life. Mr. Arlett is the father of two sons with his wife, Lorna, and lives near Frankford.

HOMETOWN:
Frankford, Del.

COUNCIL DISTRICT:
District 5

AREAS REPRESENTED:
Southern Sussex County, extending from the Maryland line to the Atlantic Ocean, including the communities of and/or areas near Dagsboro, Delmar, Fenwick Island, Frankford, Laurel, Millsboro, Millville, Selbyville and South Bethany

YEAR ELECTED TO COUNCIL:
2014

CURRENT TERM ENDS:
2018

PARTY AFFILIATION:
Republican

Contact: 
(302) 858-0211
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THOUGHTS ABOUT SUSSEX COUNTY:
What good fortune we have to live in a state such as Delaware and a place as beautiful as Sussex County. Sussex County has it all—a temperate climate, low taxes, an abundance of clean beaches, acres of farms feeding our families, and a calmer, saner way of life.But I believe we can do better to help our communities and residents. We can attract more manufacturing, encourage small businesses and increase eco-tourism throughout the county. We need to make this a destination for young people to find jobs and thrive so they won’t have to leave their hometowns to find work. The way to keep Sussex vital is to retain our young families and take advantage of their skills and energy.

 

Irwin G. Burton III

 

Irwin G. Burton III

Irwin G. Burton III serves as the 3rd district councilman on Sussex County Council, representing the Broadkill Beach, Ellendale, Lewes, Lincoln, Milford, Milton, Primehook Beach and Slaughter Beach areas. Elected to Council in 2016, Mr. Burton is no newcomer to County government or service to the people of Sussex County, serving previously as a member of the appointed Planning & Zoning Commission before transitioning to elected office. A native and lifelong Sussex County resident, Mr. Burton and his family are familiar throughout Sussex County and the greater Delmarva Peninsula, with four generations having operated a prominent and successful auto dealership in the Milford area for more than a century. Now retired, Mr. Burton is no less active in the community, serving as member and chairman of the board for directors for Bayhealth Medical Center, a trustee for the University of Delaware, and as a member of the Delaware Council on Transportation. Mr. Burton is an advocate for managed, responsible growth and counts land use and economic development among his top priorities. A graduate of Washington College in Chestertown, Md., Mr. Burton and his wife, Jullie, live in Lewes. Together, they are parents to four grown children.

Hometown: 
Lewes, Del.

Council District: 
District 3

Area Represented: 
Sussex County, in the area of Del. Route 24 northward, including the communities of and/or areas near Broadkill Beach, Ellendale, Lewes, Milford, Milton, Primehook Beach and Slaughter Beach

Year Elected to Council: 
2016

Current Term Ends: 
2020

Party Affiliation: 
Republican

Contact: 
(302) 313-5501


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Thoughts about Sussex County:
"Being a true native of Sussex County, I know where we’ve been in the past, where we are today, and what the future can hold for our communities. This is an exciting time for Sussex County, but it is also a time when we need to balance the rapid growth our neighborhoods are witnessing with the strong traditions that have made Sussex County an amazing place for our families and small businesses to thrive over the years."

 

 
   

Sheriff's Office

 

This office serves papers for the courts and holds Sheriff's sales for non-payment of taxes, mortgage foreclosures plus all other court orders. Follow the links on the left for more information.

Robert Lee

Contact Information
County Sheriff Robert Lee
Address Sussex County Sheriff Office
P.O. Box 948
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone (302) 855-7830
Fax (302) 855-7832

 

 

 

 

 

Recorder of Deeds

The Mission of the Recorder of Deeds Office is to Serve the Residents of Sussex County by correctly recording and indexing documents in a timely and efficient manner, by courteously responding to requests for help and information, by collecting and properly accounting for the appropriate fees and taxes, and by providing every employee with motivation, training, and experience.

Scott Dailey

Contact Information
Register of Deeds Scott Dailey
Address 2 The Circle
P.O. Box 827
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone (302) 855-7785
Fax (302) 855-7787
 
 
 
 
 

Register of Wills

 

Attention: Beginning July 20, 2015, the Register of Wills office will close daily during lunch from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM.


The Register of Wills office is responsible for the efficient administration of all estates being probated in Sussex County. The Register of Wills grants authority to personal representatives to administer estates and is responsible for making sure that those administrations are carried out in compliance with Delaware Law.

Cynthia Green

Contact Information
Register of Wills Cynthia Green
Deputy Patty Bodenweiser
Address Sussex County Courthouse Annex
5 E. Pine St., P.O. Box 743
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone (302) 855-7875
Fax (302) 853-5871
 
 
 
 
 

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