Don Mohler, a former school teacher, principal and veteran of county government, was named Thursday as the next Baltimore County executive.
Mohler, 67, was appointed unanimously by the County Council to complete the remaining term of Kevin Kamenetz, who died two weeks ago after suffering cardiac arrest.
The vote came after two weeks of uncertainty about the county’s leadership following Kamenetz’s unexpected death.
Mohler — who had served as Kamenetz’s chief of staff — said he will do his best to carry on the late executive’s legacy. In a brief interview with reporters, he said the county has been reeling from the death of Kamenetz, followed by the death of county Police...