Gary Huddles, who served four terms on the Baltimore County Council and was once viewed as a candidate for statewide political office, died Wednesday of Alzheimer’s disease at Arden Court in Pikesville. He was 78.
“Most of his friends thought he would be Baltimore’s County’s first Jewish county executive,” said a son, Kirk Huddles of Baltimore. “He became embroiled with Jeffrey Levitt, and that derailed his political career.”
Levitt was a key figure in Maryland’s savings and loan scandal of the 1980s.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Ashburton, Mr. Huddles was the son of Paul Huddles, a Russian immigrant who founded a Venetian blind business, and Esther...