Former Anne Arundel GOP Chair Announces Council Candidacy

Anne Arundel County Council’s 3rd district will get its first contender to replace Councilman Derek Fink, a term-limited Republican who has represented the district since 2010. Nathan E. Volke, the former chairman of the county’s Republican Central Committee, plans to announce his candidacy at an event on Thursday.

From The Capital Gazette,

Volke, who has been a member of the Republican central committee since 2010, recently stepped down as its chair after three years in the post. The party elected Wayne Smith to replace him on Nov. 2.

As chairman of the local GOP, he helped raise money to support Republican candidates, ensured the party had a presence at community events and mobilized volunteers to knock on doors and campaign for Republicans at the polls.

“This is the next step for me as I try to keep improving the community,” he said of his decision to run for council. “Now, I want to be able to help everybody; to be able to represent the whole community.”

Volke’s not the first to announce his plans for 2018. In District 7, where County Councilman Jerry Walker, R-Crofton, is term-limited, two candidates — Jonathan Boniface and Michelle Corkadel, both Republicans — have already said they plan to run to replace him.

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