Magee files for county council seat


Ellen Magee of Williamsville, a Democrat, filed this week to run for the Sussex County Council seat representing District 5, which is currently held by Republican Robert Arlett.

Magee is a life-time Sussex County resident and is running, she said, to “preserve the Sussex County way of life.”

“I want to represent you, whether you were born here or you have made the choice to come here for our beautiful beaches and enjoyable lifestyle. It’s a great place to raise your children, and I will work tirelessly to make sure that never changes.”

As a multi-generational farmer, Magee has strong ties to agriculture and said she will work to ensure the environment gets the protection it needs.

Magee is a self-described “blue dog Democrat” with what she said are conservative values and bi-partisan goals.

“I am currently on the Sussex County Board of Adjustment and am known for my commonsense decisions and doing what’s best for Sussex County,” she said.

One of Magee’s top priorities, she said, is improving infrastructure and working closely with DelDOT so that the roadways in Sussex County function as they should.

“So many of our roadways have not been brought up to the standards that allow cyclists and motor vehicles to travel safely,” Magee said.

“Sussex County residents should expect more from their elected officials, and when I am elected to County Council, I will work tirelessly for the residents of the 5th County Council District.” Sussex County Council District 5 runs from Fenwick Island to Delmar, heads north to include parts of Millsboro and also includes the towns of Dagsboro, Frankford, Millville and South Bethany.