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Sussex Countian
  • Wilson holds off opponents to win 2nd term on Sussex Council

  • Republican incumbent Sussex County Councilman Sam Wilson overcame two opponents to win re-election to a second term Tuesday.
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  • Republican incumbent Sussex County Councilman Sam Wilson overcame two opponents to win re-election to a second term Tuesday.
    The Georgetown native garnered 7,821 votes or just over 58 percent of the total, while Democratic challenger Gary Wolfe earned 5,299 votes, or 39.4 percent, and Libertarian Ronnie Fitzgerald picked up 331 votes or 2.5 percent.
    Wilson, who defeated fellow Georgetown Republican John Christensen in the Sept. 11 primary, could not be reached for comment Tuesday night.
    Fitzgerald, a Greenwood resident who also lost the District 33 state house race against Republican incumbent David Wilson on Tuesday, also could not be reached.
    Wolfe, however, vowed that Tuesday’s defeat would not be his swan song.
    “I’m not going away anytime soon,” he said. “I got my name out there and there are folks who support me. I will be back and will continue to fight the fight.”
    Despite the loss, the Greenwood resident who previously served on the Milford school board said he was proud of his campaign.
    “I fought the good fight and there were a lot of folks out there who supported me,” he said. “I think I made a dent in the gentleman’s armor and I made him work. Now he knows there are people out there looking for changes and new things to come out of council and I hope Sam takes heed of that.”
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