Malkus is running for Ward 5

Chad Malkus

CAMBRIDGE — The “Friends of Chad Malkus” Committee announced last week the candidacy of Chad Malkus, who is running for City Council, Ward 5. The position is currently held by retiring Commissioner Robbie Hanson.

Mr. Malkus was raised in Cambridge on his family’s farm on the Little Blackwater River. He graduated from Cambridge-South Dorchester High School in 1990, where he was Junior and Senior Class President.

In 1994, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina where he majored in Secondary Education and English. He later received his Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law and was admitted as to the Maryland Bar in 2002.

Mr. Malkus practiced law throughout Maryland for two decades, focusing on land use, corporate and real estate law, trusts and estates, and wealth preservation. He currently serves as a Vice President and Senior Fiduciary Advisor for a national banking corporation. He also teaches Trusts & Estates.

“I am honored to have the chance to follow in the footsteps of retiring Commissioner Robbie Hanson,” Mr. Malkus said in a statement from his campaign. “Commissioner Hanson has worked diligently for Ward 5 for many years, and we share the same vision for a vibrant waterfront district and cutting much of the red tape that impacts businesses in Cambridge.”

Mr. Malkus has been active in the business community for many years. “The revitalization of Cambridge’s historic downtown district as well as its waterfront has been a driving passion,” the statement said.

He served on the Board of Cambridge Mainstreet for many years, eventually becoming its president. He has also served on the Boards of the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the Board of Sailwind’s, Inc., which actively promotes and maintains the vision of the redevelopment of of the city’s waterfront.

Mr. Malkus is a lifelong member of Immanuel United Church of Christ. At the state level, he served as chairman of the March of Dimes gala, and as president of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Alzheimer’s Association.

As an attorney in Dorchester County, he served as president of the Dorchester County Bar Association. He also acted as the attorney for Dorchester County Planning and Zoning.

For more than 15 years, Mr. Malkus has been the founder and organizer of the annual Kite Festival at Sailwinds Park. He also drafted and championed zoning legislation to allow for farm wineries in Dorchester County, and he successfully led the effort to rename Great Marsh Park after the late community leader Gerry Boyle.

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