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Douglas Hudson - Candidate for Re-election for County Council District 4

Douglas B. Hudson

Douglas B. Hudson serves as the 4th district councilman on Sussex County Council, representing southeastern Sussex County communities, including the Bethany Beach, Dagsboro, Fenwick Island, Frankford, Long Neck, Millville, Oak Orchard, Ocean View, Selbyville, and South Bethany areas. 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.

Among accomplishments during his first term that he’s most proud of is working on land preservation.

“I haven’t been afraid to say no to development. There are pieces of land we are looking at right now in the Piney Neck area for preservation of land and for open space. We have so many animals and wildlife that need those forests to survive,” he said.

Beyond his career, which has included 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 an adult son.

Hudson is running for re-election to County Council District 4.