Brian Frosh

Democrat Jim Brochin says his run for Baltimore County executive touts 'people's message'

Democrat Jim Brochin says his run for Baltimore County executive touts 'people's message'

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles of candidates for Baltimore County executive.

Jim Brochin has spent 16 years representing Baltimore County in the Maryland Senate, but he says he’s increasingly frustrated that he can’t fix problems he sees in his own backyard: housing developments sprawling across open space, overcrowded schools, developers with too much political influence.

“It’s a culture, and somebody has to say, ‘No. It’s enough,’” Brochin says. “There was only so much I could do as a state...

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