Mark G. Schaeffer 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 County Council in 2020, Mr. Schaeffer is a veteran of public service in the First State, notably as a former mayor of both Little Creek and Smyrna in neighboring Kent County, as well as a former Delaware River and Bay Authority commissioner and one-time member of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. A native Delawarean, Mr. Schaeffer spent every summer of his youth living in Dewey Beach and working in Rehoboth Beach, and as an adult moved full time to Lewes in 2003 with his family to enjoy the area’s more relaxed way of life. An associate commercial broker and businessman, his more than 40-year background in construction, as well as appraisals and auctions, has given him a unique understanding of the challenges small businesses face amid changing economic conditions. He counts managed land use, adequate funding for public safety, and creating jobs, as well as limited government spending and protecting property rights, among his top priorities. Mr. Schaeffer and his wife, Ruby, are parents to five children and grandparents to 12 grandchildren.
Hometown: Lewes, Del.
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
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