Ellendale Mayor Jay Jones files for Clerk of the Peace

GEORGETOWN – Norman A. “Jay” Jones, the current mayor of Ellendale, has filed for Clerk of the Peace for Sussex County.

Mr. Jones filed May 5 at the Department of Elections in Georgetown. He is running as a Republican.

Jones, 32, is a lifelong Sussex County resident from Ellendale. He was elected mayor of Ellendale in 2014 and was first elected as a councilman in 2010.

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Norman “Jay” Jones

Mr. Jones works in the private sector in the Industrial 1st Aid & Safety Products Industry.

Mr. Jones joined the Ellendale Volunteer Fire Company at the age of 15 and has held leadership offices in the department including president and assistant chief.  He has also served as the president of the Sussex County Volunteer Firefighters Association.

“As Mayor of Ellendale, I have officiated weddings in the past,” said Mr. Jones. “Being a part of one of the most memorable events of a couple’s life is a great joy and also a great responsibility. It will be my goal to continue the great work of this office and to offer residents and visitors alike a unique, memorable, and first-class experience.”

The Clerk of the Peace issues marriages licenses, officiates marriage ceremonies and provides certified copies of marriage licenses issued in Sussex County.

Current Clerk of the Peace John Brady announced recently he is not seeking re-election in November, and is taking another row office position with the Register of Wills.

Mr. Jones was the first to file.

Charles Koskey, a Democrat from Georgetown, Monday for Clerk of the Peace.

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