Gary Wolfe, resident of Greenwood and former Milford School District Board Member, filed for the 2nd District Sussex County Council seat this month. The 2nd Council District stretches from the town of Georgetown to Greenwood and up to Milford. Wolfe just finished his term of 10 years on the Milford School Board, where he was president for 1 year. Wolfe also served as a member of the Carlisle Fire Company for 16 years, a Boy Scout leader for 13 years, and is a current member of the Harrington Loyal Order of the Moose.
Gary Wolfe, 48, and his wife Jacqueline A Wolfe have three sons Gary M Wolfe II, Christopher A Wolfe, and Scott J Wolfe. Mr. Wolfe has his Associates in Lab Technology from Delaware Tech in Georgetown and his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Salisbury University. He has been employed 24 years by Merck Animal Health (formerly Intervet, inc.) in Millsboro, DE as a Production Supervisor and is currently responsible for Emulsion and Central Filling an area which produces killed and live virus vaccines for the Poultry Industry.
Wolfe states that his service on the Milford School Board allowed him to see many aspects of the surrounding community and has increased his desire to serve the public.
“Building on my experience on the school board, I want to assist in bringing a new vision to the County Council to help improve the future of our children, seniors, and all county residents,” commented Wolfe. “Now that my three sons have graduated from Milford High School and are moving on to college, I believe I need to step up to further serve my community.”
The issues facing Sussex County according to Mr. Wolfe are jobs, farm preservation and economic development. As a member of the Sussex County Council Gary would like to play a role in the what he calls intelligent county planning. Gary would like to see a four-year residential college to help advance economic research and development, a movement toward farm presentation and support of farm families, and the development of infrastructure like emergency medical services to support future growth.
Wolfe wants to work with council members to establish a better relationship between the State and the County in order to bring more resources and jobs to the center and western parts of the county. “Communication between the State and County is critical,” stated Wolfe. “Sussex County is much more than just a beach and it needs to be recognized as such.”
Wolfe will face the winner of a Republican primary where John Christensen of Georgetown is challenging incumbent Sam Wilson of Georgetown for the District 2 seat. All three Sussex County Council seats that have elections this year have a Republican primary race. Scott Witzke of Laurel will run against President of County Council, Mike Vincent in District 1. In District 3 Don Ayotte of Georgetown and Brent Wangen of Millsboro will compete to run against incumbent Councilwoman Joan Deaver. The primary is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 11.