GERALD W. HOCKER
REPRESENTATIVE GERALD W. HOCKER
Gerald Hocker is the current 38th District State Representative (Republican) serving his 4th term in office.
He is a lifelong native of Sussex County (born January 9, 1948 in Lewes, DE), and raised in Millville, Delaware. He graduated from Lord Baltimore High School and then the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He has been married to his wife, Emily, since 1969. They have 5 children and 7 grandchildren.
Owner of G & E Super Market and G & E Hardware located in Ocean View as well as Hocker’s Grocery & Deli and Hocker’s Super Center in Clarksville. He is also co-owner of Cea-Dag Apartments in Dagsboro, Delaware.
A member of the Ocean View Church of Christ.
The Founder and Organizer of the Springtime Jamboree which has now helped to put thousands of dollars back in the community since 1982. All proceeds have benefited non-profit organizations including the Lower Sussex Little League, Lord Baltimore, Fenwick Island & Selbyville-Indian River Lions Clubs, Millville Fire Co., Delaware Hospice, Pop Warner Football, River Soccer Club and the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company.
Previously served on the Board of Directors for the First National Bank of Frankford, Sussex Trust Company, Baltimore Trust Company, and Mercantile Peninsula Bank.
An Honorary member of the Millville Fire Company
Recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow Award from the Fenwick Island Lions Club, the highest level Lions Club Award offered
Recipient of the 1996 Hall of Fame Award from the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce for his dedication to serving the business community and long-standing membership in the Chamber of Commerce (member for 25 years)
Recipient of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Award “For Meritorious and Distinguished Service in Furthering the Aims and Ideals for the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States”
Member of the Better Business bureau since 1971
Member of the Federation of Independent Business since 1971
Spokesperson for United Way---Southeastern Sussex
2007,2008 & 2009 Honorary Chairperson for the Progress for Prostate Charity Golf Tournament which benefits Beebe Medical Center's Free Prostate Screening and Community Awareness Program
Honorary Co-Chairman (with Senator George H Bunting) on FOSCL - Capital Campaign Committee which constructed the addition to the South Coastal Library
Recipient of "The Ideal of Service Award" from the Southern Sussex Rotary Club, 2009
Serving on the following House Committees:
o Economic Development, Banking, Insurance & Commerce
o Natural Resources
o Housing & Community Affairs
o Revenue & Finance
o Capital Infrastructure
o Gaming & Parimutuels
o Consumer & Commercial Home Inspector Task Force
o Tax Ditch Task Force