Douglas B. Hudson 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. Hudson, a lifelong resident of Sussex County who grew up in Bethany Beach, has had public service in his veins since his teens. When he was just 16 years old, he joined the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company, working in every capacity up to and including chief. From the fire lines to the thin blue line, he shifted into a law enforcement career in 1981, first as a seasonal officer with the Bethany Beach Police Department, and then achieving his lifelong goal of becoming a Delaware State Police trooper, which yielded a successful 27-year-long career. Beyond his career, which has including home building and working as a real estate agent along the way, Mr. Hudson has found time to serve his community, as a coach and board member with local Little League, and most recently as a member of the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission, which preceded his election to County Council in 2018. Mr. Hudson and his wife, Dr. LouAnn Hudson, live near Dagsboro and are parents to a son, Jake, a student at West Virginia University.
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
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