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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                 February 7, 2020

CONTACT: Lewis Briggs




Jay Jones to announce his re-election



GEORGETOWN, DE – Sussex County native Norman “Jay” Jones will file an announcement of his Sussex County Clerk of the Peace on Friday, February 14th @ 11 am at The Old Courthouse.  The event is open to the media to attend.



His unique understanding of the office from the past 3 years:


“I am a true Native of Sussex County, I have roots in the county experienced and the experience to be your Clerk of the Peace

  • Since taking office we have completely updated the ceremonial room where weddings are performed within our office.

  • We've updated all documents to be user friendly and a streamlined the process.

  • We've converted all documents into English and Spanish.

  • We have a volunteer translator for the French Creole speaking community.

  • We’ve come in under budget every year that I've been in office.

  • When available, we do a lot of afterhours and weekend appointments.

  • We’ve put into place policies and safeguards of accountability.

  • During my term we have supported legislation to avoid human trafficking and making prearrange marriages much harder.


Marriage Licenses Issued – 4,596
(2017-1,571; 2018-1,505; 2019-1,456; 2020-64)
Ceremonies Officiated – 1,993
(2017-668; 2018-626; 2019-657; 2020-42)

Jay has always been active in his community and as a public servant through volunteering, mainly with the fire service.  He is still very active in the Ellendale Fire Company.  In the past, he has held the positions of 1st Assistant Chief, 2nd Assistant Chief, Board of Director, Fire Captain, Fire Recorder, President, and Vice President.  He is currently serving the 2019-2020 as DVFA President. He has been honored with many awards.  In 2012, he earned the distinguished award of being inducted into the Delmarva Volunteer Firemen’s Association Hall of Fame. He also serves at the county and state levels of the fire service.

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