Sussex County selects leadership and legal staff for 2023, swears in new row officers

Georgetown, Del., Jan 3., 2023: New year, new faces for Sussex County government.

Winners of the November general election took office on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, during a swearing-in ceremony held in County Council chambers on The Circle in Georgetown. Alexandra Reed Baker of Harbeson was sworn in as the County’s new Recorder of Deeds, replacing Scott M. Dailey, while Greg Fuller Sr. of Lincoln was sworn in as the new Register of Wills, replacing Ellen Magee.

Some familiar faces, though, are returning for new terms in County government. Also taking his oath of office for another four-year term was re-elected sheriff, Robert T. Lee. And County Councilmen Douglas B. Hudson of Dagsboro and John L. Rieley of Millsboro, both of whom won re-election in 2022, took their oaths of office, as well. Following the swearing-in ceremony, County Council selected officers for the new year, returning Mr. Vincent to his 13th consecutive year as president, while choosing Councilman Rieley as vice president.

It is customary for council at the first meeting of each year to elect officers and appoint legal staff. As Council president, Mr. Vincent will continue to preside over all council meetings in 2023, with Mr. Rieley substituting as the presiding officer anytime Mr. Vincent is unable to attend.

Council also approved J. Everett Moore Jr. to re-appointment as County Attorney. Mr. Moore serves at the pleasure of the County Council as the elected body’s chief counsel. Meantime, staff from the Moore & Rutt and Parkowski, Guerke & Swayze law firms will represent the Board of Adjustment and Planning & Zoning Commission respectively as assistant county attorneys.


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