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Democratic candidates for Baltimore County executive face off for the first time

Democratic candidates for Baltimore County executive face off for the first time

For the first time, the three leading Democrats running for Baltimore County executive shared a stage during a debate Wednesday night.

It did not take long for them to level sharp criticisms at one another.

Councilwoman Vicki Almond, state Sen. Jim Brochin and former state Del. Johnny Olszewski Jr. each took strategic swipes at the other candidates while trying to portray themselves as the best leader for the county’s future.

In a debate hosted by Towson University’s College Democrats but attended mostly by older adults, the candidates sought to distinguish themselves.

Almond told her story of never attending college but rising to become a community leader and...

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