John A. Olszewski, Sr.

Democrat John Olszewski for Baltimore County executive

Democrat John Olszewski for Baltimore County executive

It’s impossible to approach the Democratic primary for Baltimore County executive without thinking about the last Democrat to win that job, the late Kevin Kamenetz. It’s not that we believe voters should consider which of the three major Democratic candidates in the race he would have supported — we have no idea who that would have been — but rather that they should focus on the evolution of Baltimore County that he, through his own evolving career, represented.

In the last 25 years, the region’s principal suburban jurisdiction has rapidly diversified. Its infrastructure has aged. Inequality of means and opportunity has spread. Old industries have died away. Homelessness and other...

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