CAMBRIDGE — The “Friends of Chad Malkus” Committee announces Chad Malkus is running for City Council, Ward 5, the position currently held by retiring Commissioner Robbie Hanson.
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 an attorney to the Maryland Bar in 2002.
Malkus practiced law in Maryland for two decades, focusing in the areas of 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 and estates as well as the capstone course in financial planning at the Purdue School of Business at Salisbury University.
“I am honored to have the chance to follow in the footsteps of retiring Commissioner Robbie Hanson,” Malkus said. “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.”
Malkus has been an active and integral part of the Cambridge business and professional community for many years, serving on numerous boards and charitable committees. The revitalization of Cambridge’s historic downtown district as well as its scenic waterfront has been a driving passion. 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 Sailwinds Inc., which actively promotes and maintains the vision of the redevelopment of the local waterfront. He is a lifelong member of Immanuel United Church of Christ.
At the state level, Malkus 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 over 15 years, 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.
Malkus said he is running for City Council because he wants to “Move Cambridge Forward” from “potential” to reality. For more information regarding his candidacy go to www.chadmalkus.com.