Irwin G. Burton III – Council Vice President

Republican Irwin “I.G.” Burton of Lewes has filed for re-election to the Sussex County District 3 seat.

Burton, who was elected to county council in 2016, served on the Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission for 11 years.

“I have a record I am proud of, but I still have work to do. Sussex County is changing and leadership is needed now more than ever,” he said.

Burton said he ran in 2016 on three principles: the comprehensive land-use plan being completed with action plans attached to it; action toward improved ordinances on buffers, open space and density; and addressing traffic issues through transportation improvement districts and an updated memorandum of understanding with state transportation officials.

“I have lived up to these campaign promises, but I still have work to do. The next four years are critical,” he said.

A native and lifelong Sussex County resident, Burton and four generations of his family have operated auto dealerships in the county for more than a century. Now retired, Burton serves as a member of the Bayhealth Medical Center board, a trustee for the University of Delaware and a member of the Delaware Council on Transportation. A graduate of Washington College in Chestertown, Md., Burton and his wife, Jullie, are parents to four grown children.

District 3 includes the area from Route 24 northward, including the communities of and areas near Lewes, Milton, Milford, Broadkill Beach, Ellendale, Primehook Beach and Slaughter Beach.   

Ron MacArthur  July 3, 2020

https://www.capegazette.com/article/burton-files-second-term-sussex-county-council/204600

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