ANNAPOLIS -- A Washington County Republican Central Committee member resigned Monday, the same day the committee announced its recommendation for an open state delegate seat.
In his resignation letter, John B. Dunlap didn't give an exact reason for leaving the committee after three years, and pledged to keep supporting Republican candidates and causes.
Asked during a phone interview to explain why he resigned, Dunlap would only say, "I think a process highlights the potential conflicts I talk about (in the letter)."
One passage in his resignation letter refers to possible conflict.
"I am not sure where life will take me, but I am considering potentially seeking public office ...," it says. "Any member of the Central Committee who is considering a run for a partisan public office should not serve as a member of the Committee. The potential to put one's self interests ahead of the goals of the Central Committee creates a natural conflict that is far too great to avoid."