Vance C. Phillips serves as the 5th district councilman on the Sussex County Council, representing southern Sussex County, extending from the Maryland line to the Atlantic Ocean, including the communities of Dagsboro, Delmar, Fenwick Island, Frankford, Laurel, Millville, Millsboro, Selbyville and South Bethany. Elected to County Council in 1998, Mr. Phillips has long been an advocate for protecting individual property rights, promoting conservative budgeting, and preserving Sussex County's rural, traditional way of life. During his tenure on Council, including two years as president, Mr. Phillips was instrumental in guiding County government through the historic economic downturn by reducing expenses while maintaining essential services. Mr. Phillips, a graduate of the University of Delaware, is a sixth-generation farmer and lifelong Sussex resident who lives and farms near Laurel.
Southern Sussex County, extending from the Maryland line to the Atlantic Ocean, including the communities of and/or areas near Dagsboro, Delmar, Fenwick Island, Frankford, Laurel, Millsboro, Millville, Selbyville and South Bethany
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Thoughts about Sussex County:
"Sussex County's low taxes and resort climate have made it a destination for a generation of new residents and recent retirees. But Sussex County, like our nation, is at a crossroads. Uncertain economics and greater demands on our working families require government to exercise prudent fiscal management and conservative spending practices, now more than ever. Keeping money in the taxpayers' pockets fosters new job creation, pays off home loans and sends children to college. That's the American dream, and it's my goal to see that Sussex County continues to be a place for that dream to thrive."