Meet Michael Welker.
Michael Welker is a Cecil County native. Throughout his childhood, Mike came to know and love the Elkton community his family called home. Growing up as the youngest of seven children, life was always hectic, and Mike kept himself busy with church, Boy Scouts, and school activities like marching band. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout in 2007.
Despite later living in New Jersey, he never left his high school sweetheart who waited for him back in Elkton. In 2012, Michael and his then-fiance Kara bought their first house in Salisbury, MD. They were married later that year, capping off a storybook relationship of six years. While in Salisbury, Michael was active in his local church and community, and often volunteered his time to help his neighbors wherever he could. He put his education on hold to work full time so that his wife could complete her education at Salisbury University. Working as a real estate agent, Michael became familiar with the housing market and aimed to help his clients find affordable homes, guiding them through the process to ensure they wouldn’t face the same issues his own family had met.
When Kara graduated from Salisbury University, Mike and Kara moved back to the Elkton area and rented out their Salisbury home. While he attended Cecil College, Mike joined the Cecil County Democrat Club and worked on Jim Ireton’s congressional campaign. In 2017, Michael was elected president of the Cecil County Democrat Club and continues to work at building their membership while supporting progressive, common sense policies in his local community. Michael graduated from Cecil College in May 2017 with an Associates of Applied Science in Business Management and is now enrolled in Towson University’s Political Science and International Studies program.
Michael’s experiences in his professional life, continuing education, and especially his volunteer work have developed skills and leadership qualities that have helped him to succeed in these early stages of his political career. He has worked with local non-profit organizations and understands the importance of community involvement and civic service. As an Eagle Scout, he understands the importance of leadership, dedication, and old-fashioned hard work, and he strives to apply those values to his every day life.
Currently residing in North East, Mike and Kara take every chance they get to spend time outside in the woods or near the Chesapeake Bay with their two dogs.