Mike Wyatt more than likely felt at home at the first stop on his campaign announcement tour Thursday morning. The former Georgetown mayor was in the county seat, where he has spent the last twelve years in town government, on Aug. 28 to officially launch his campaign for Sussex County’s Second Councilmanic District.


Mike Wyatt more than likely felt at home at the first stop on his campaign announcement tour Thursday morning.

The former Georgetown mayor was in the county seat, where he has spent the last twelve years in town government, on Aug. 28 to officially launch his campaign for Sussex County’s Second Councilmanic District.

“I have proven leadership and an innovative approach to problem solving,” Wyatt told a group of about 20 supporters gathered outside the Old Courthouse on South Bedford Street.

Wyatt outlined his experience with Georgetown Town Council, including four years as mayor, as well as establishing a county council platform that includes developing design standards, controlling growth and increasing public transportation.

“I’ve fostered relationships with state and county officials during my time on town council,” Wyatt said. “We can make a difference.”

The Second Councilmanic District was held by fellow Democrat Finley Jones for the past 12 years, but Jones joined with Dale Dukes and Lynn Rogers in deciding not to seek re-election in the Nov. 4 election.

Wyatt will face the winner of a Sept. 9 Republican primary that includes Georgetown councilman Bob Ricker, former Sussex County Sheriff Bob Reed and Sam Wilson Sr.

“He is a person who is truly dedicated to his community,” Georgetown councilman Charlie Koskey said Thursday morning in his introduction of Wyatt. “He has been instrumental in the success of the town and is an exceptional person – knowledgeable, energetic and honest.”