Mark Schaeffer Files to Run for Re-Election to Sussex County Council


Mark G. Schaeffer has filed to run for re-election to Sussex County Council 3rd District. Councilman Schaeffer says he would like to continue his work to ensure the viability and sustainability of Volunteer Fire/EMS Companies in Sussex County and adds that the men and women of our Volunteer Fire/EMS Service deserve our full support and respect, and…

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Lewes Mobile Home Park Hit With Notice-of-Violation


The Donovan Smith Mobile Home Park LLC of Lewes received a Notice of Violation from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Thursday for continuing violations of state laws that govern wastewater treatment and disposal systems. According to DNREC, the community’s onsite wastewater treatment system was found to be out of compliance, posing…

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New Sussex Council Members & Clerk of Peace Sworn In


UPDATED – 10am – The Sussex County Council has reorganized – re-electing Mike Vincent as the Council President and electing John Rieley as the Council Vice President. Everett Moore will continue as the County Attorney and Vince Robertson as Assistant County Attorney. County Administrator, Todd Lawson also read Ellen Magee’s letter of resignation from the…

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Schaeffer Wins In Sussex Co. 3rd District Race

Mark Schaeffer

Unofficial results indicate that Republican Mark Schaeffer has been elected in Sussex County Council’s 3rd district following the counting of votes for write-in candidate Patti Drago. Drago obtained 10,402 write-in votes in the election. The count for Schaeffer stood at 16,547. The Board of Canvass is scheduled to meet Thursday to certify the Sussex County…

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Update: Write-In Candidate Addresses Financing Questions


**Patti Drago provided this correspondence with the Department of Elections concerning campaign financing: Dear Mr. Albence,I received your letter informing me that I am required to comply with the reporting requirements of Chapter 80 of Title 15. I agree and I believe that I am in compliance with these requirements.In your letter, you do not specifically say…

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Councilman Burton Declines To Run As Write-In


The path is clear for Mark Schaeffer to join Sussex County Council in January, representing District 3. Councilman I.G. Burton confirmed Thursday to WGMD that he would not run as a write-in candidate. A petition at had encouraged him to do so. Burton lost to Schaeffer by fewer than four dozen votes in Tuesday’s…

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Mark Schaeffer Runs for Sussex Co. Council District 3

Mark Schaeffer

There will be a contested Republican Primary in Sussex County Council’s Third District. I.G. Burton is seeking a second term, and Mark Schaeffer announced on WGMD with Mike Bradley Tuesday that he would run for that office. Schaeffer says he brings a land use background to a position that’s largely focused upon land use. He…

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