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  • Hodges reelected to Millsboro Town Council

  • Incumbent Tim Hodges retained his District 1 seat on the Millsboro Town Council in the June 8 municipal election.
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  • Incumbent Tim Hodges retained his District 1 seat on the Millsboro Town Council in the June 8 municipal election.
    “I’m happy and I’d like to thank my supporters,” Hodges said after the results were announced. “I look forward to serving another three years on the [council].”
    Results from the Town of Millsboro show Hodges took the election with 95 votes. Challengers Joe Brady and Bill Howlett received 47 and 18 votes, respectively.
    This will be Hodges’ third term on the council. The 48-year-old Florida native has lived in Millsboro for 24 years. He has a degree in engineering from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla. He now owns a building company in Millsboro. In the past, Hodges has served as a Boy Scout leader, and he is currently active in his church.
    Hodges said his original motive to run for council was the same as it is today – to give back to the community.
    “I’ve been in business in Millsboro since I moved here,” he said. “The town was good to me and I wanted to start giving back.”
    The polls were located at the Millsboro Town Center and were open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    After he voted, resident J.P. Connor said he wanted to elect a councilperson who would work to remove fluoride from the town’s water supply.
    Thelma D. Monroe, who served as mayor of Millsboro for 15 years, said the town has always had good council members, and she wanted to see the same type of candidate come out of this election.
    Councilman John Thoroughgood, whose term expires this year but was unopposed after he filed for reelection, said he wanted to work with someone who is interested in the continued growth of Millsboro.
    “We don’t want to go crazy with growth, but we want to see growth,” Thoroughgood said. “We have a beautiful Cupola Park that needs attention. We also need to keep the downtown, as well as the newer parts of town, a concern.”
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