Bryan William Shupe was born and raised in Milford, DE by William and Sheridan Shupe. After graduating from Milford High School, Bryan earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Delaware. For the next several years he worked in Wilmington for a statewide political party and several statewide and local campaigns across the state. During this time Bryan discovered his passion for public service and community.

The passion to improve the quality of life in Milford drove Bryan to start his own business in his hometown and create the city’s first hyperlocal community driven media outlet, called Milford Live. Shortly after, he met his wife Sherry Shaffer and together they opened a second business in downtown Milford called Fur-Baby Boutique & Doggie Daycare. Together they shared a commitment and desire to serve the community of Milford. Shupe currently serves as President of the Board of Directors  for the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club and volunteers and supports several local organizations including Downtown Milford Inc., Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford and the Milford School District. He served on the Milford City Council representing Ward I and as a member of the Economic Development, Infrastructure and Public Works Committees from 2013 to 2014 and is currently a member of the City of Milford Economic Development, Police & Public Safety, Finance and Public Works Committees as Mayor. Statewide, Shupe serves as a member of the Governor’s Commission on Community and Volunteer Service and the Kent Economic Partnership. Shupe was voted by the people of Milford, DE to represent them as their Mayor on Saturday, April 26, 2014 with over 65% of the total vote count. He served two-year term as Mayor of Milford. In  2018 Shupe decided to step down as Mayor of Milford to pursue a seat in the Delaware State House of Representatives.

The election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. 

 

Experience:

* Mayor of Milford, 2 Terms. The youngest Mayor in Milford history. Member of the City of Milford Economic Development, Police & Public Safety, Finance and Public Works Committees.

* Governor’s Commission on Community and Volunteer Service, Member

* Sussex County Association of Towns, President

*  Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors, President

* Over 10 years in statewide and local politics and government

* Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, University of Delaware

 

Small Business Owner:

* Milford LIVE, an online community news business.

* Fur-Baby Boutique, a pet grocery, daycare, spa and hotel business located in downtown Milford.

 

Additional Honors & Awards:

* Economic Development Spirit Award, Kent County Economic Partnership, 2016

* Representative of Downtown Milford Inc. at the National Main Streets Conference in Atlanta, GA, 2015

*  Delaware Achievers and Innovators Under 40 Award, Delaware Business Times, 2014

* Representative of Downtown Milford Inc at the National Main Streets Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, 2014

* Citizen of the Year, Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford, 2012

* Coordinator of Delaware Economic Development Office’s (DEDO) Small Business Mentoring Program, 2012

* New Member of The Year – Milford Live, Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford, 2011