Charles M. Freel Charles M. Freel

Charles M. "Bud" Freel
8th District Council Member


8th Councilmanic District Map

Charles “Bud” Freel attended Salesianum High School and the University of Delaware. He is currently employed with the State of Delaware in the Department of Transportation’s Public Relations Division as a New Castle County Legislative Liaison.

Council Member Freel has served on City Council since 1997. He has worked hard with Wilmington citizens in the area of building new housing stock, rehabilitating existing homes, neighborhood clean-ups and eradicating vacant properties.

He holds memberships with the Interfaith Community Housing Board, Wilmington Housing Partnership and the Friends of the Woodlawn Library Board of Directors.

His loves spending time with his daughters, Rose and Molly.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to represent the citizens of Wilmington for another four years. I will continue to focus on our neighborhoods and the people who live in them. For a city to prosper, it must have strong neighborhoods. I will work to improve the quality of our housing stock, increase the presence of Community Policing and find ways for a cleaner Wilmington. Most importantly, I will continue to be accessible and responsive to the people of Wilmington.”

Standing Committees of Council

Council Member Freel is chair of the Finance Committee. He is also a member of the following committees:

  • Health, Aging & Disabilities
  • Public Safety

Contact City Council

Mailing Address

Wilmington City Council
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Phone: (302) 576-2140

Fax: (302) 571-4071