One GOP Aldermanic Candidae Withdraws, Another One Takes His Place

Bruce Blatchley has been replaced with Bryan Chaney.


Frederick, Md (KM) The Frederick County Republican Central Committee says it’s nominated Bryan Chaney as a candidate for the Board of Aldermen election. In a statement, the Committee says Chaney will replace Bruce Blatchley, who has withdrawn from the race for medical reasons.

“Our prayers are with Bruce and his family as he begins treatment and I wish him a full recovery,” said Chaney in a statement. “I am honored that the Republican Central Committee asked me to run for this very important position, and  I feel called to do it. I am looking forward to sharing my positions and ideas on what I think will make Frederick City even better than it already is.”

Chaney is a long time  resident of Baltimore who moved to Frederick in 2002. He and his wife, Charlotte , moved into their new home on West 2nd Street in September, 2016, according the Central Committee. He has had a long career in technology sales, and owned his own business in Baltimore for eight years. Chaney and his wife currently work from home and operate several businesses in diverse areas such as coaching, real estate and audio-video-lighting design.

The statement from the GOP Central Committee says Chaney has been talking to many people about such issues as taxes, government efficiency, public safety and the opioid epidemic. He says he wants to make sure the city also serves western and northern neighborhoods as well as other communities, and make sure they have access to city services, according to the Central Committee statement.

The other Republicans  running for the Board of Aldermen are Alan Imhoff, Katie Bowersox, Nate Power and Hayden Duke.

The general election is Tuesday, November 7th. Early voting takes place on Friday October 27th from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and Saturday, October 28th from 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM. Polls will be set up at the Frederick Senior Center at 1440 Taney Avenue in Frederick.


By Kevin McManus