In 2020

RE-Elect George "Jody" Sweeney

COMMISSIONER

5th District Levy Court


2020 Campaign

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Welcome!        

  Over these last ten years, it has been my privilege to serve the residents of the 5th Levy Court District as their Commissioner on Kent County Levy Court.

10 Years of Accomplishments: 

  • 2017 Delaware Recreation and Parks Society Legislative Award recipient
  • Addition of Kesselring Park.
  • The Tidbury Park Bark Park for dogs.
  • Expanding trails for walking in Brecknock, Brown's Branch, and Kesselring Parks.
  • The Kent County Recreational Facility on New Burton Road
  • Expanded the Paramedic Service areas by adding an Outpost at the Frederica Volunteer Fire Company station to better serve the southeast quadrant of our county.
  • Renovation of a standing building for the West Dover Paramedic Outpost serving the northwest quadrant of our county
  • Implementation of the Kent County Stormwater Program
  • 12 Years of committment to the Kent County Crime Watch
  • Reducing of the County Budget from $30 million in 2008 to $22.5 million. in 2010, taxing for only what we need
  • Ordinance changes that reduce red tape for many simple permits and make it easier to understand..
  • Tax deductions for our active military when they are deployed to active zones.
  • Support for the creation and continued development of the Kent County Veterans Memorial.
Economic Development:
  • DE Turf, partnering with the Kent County Regional Sports Facility Corporation to bring youth sports tournaments to Kent County
  • South Frederica Planning Area, designating large areas of land with close proximity to transportation, sewer, and power infrastrucuture to focus light industrial development.
  • Little Heaven Planning Area, designating large areas of land with close proximity to transportation, sewer, and power infrastrucuture to focus light industrial development.
  • Akridge Scout Reservation, partnering  Del-Mar-Va Council, Boyscouts of America, to bring a better scouting experience to boys and girls to Kent County, attracting scouts from throughout the East coast.

Low Taxes:

  • Only 1 minor tax increase in nearly 30 years
  • Tax DECREASE in 2010
  • In 2010, the County portion of my personal real estate taxes was $119.97.  In 2018, it was $118.80. 

Constituent services.

  • Calls for help from residents all over the county who have heard that I am a Commissioner who can help them.
  • Worked with DelDOT to avoid tearing down a family's home of 45 years for a new road.
  • Expanding sewer to an area of the county in desperate need, keeping costs as low as possible
  • Engaging the Attorney General of Delaware to investigate a rogue cemetery manager.
  • Assisted countless residents navigating the permitting process for sheds, barns, pools, wheelchair ramps, and others
  • Countless engaging of County Code Enforcement to clean up a neighbor's yard to avoid neighbor vs neighbor conflict
My Committment to Kent County:
  • Continue to offer great constituent service
  • Continue to question why we have some cumbersome ordinances.
  • Continue to improve the permit process and to make the process friendlier to homeowners who want to make their lives better.
  • Continue to question where and how your money is spent.


When considering whom you will support, do not just listen to what they say they are going to do, but look at what they have done. With that, I am announcing my campaign for re-election to continue to be the Commissioner from the 5th Levy Court District for Kent County and look forward to continuing to represent you.


Friends for Jody Sweeney

846 Moose Lodge Rd
Wyoming, DE  19934
 
Thank you.
If you agree with my positions and feel I have represented you well on Kent County Levy Court, please donate. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
 
 

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  UPDATED: Jan 5, 2020