Baltimore County executive Al Redmer Jr., a Republican, grew up in Perry Hall and has lived in the community much of his life. He was elected four times to the House of Delegates, has worked in private industry and is Maryland's Insurance Commissioner.
The Baltimore County Votes Political Action Committee has paid for pro-Olszewski digital ads and anti-Redmer mailers. The PAC reported spending $75,000 on mail, $55,000 on online advertising and $10,000 on graphic design.
Baltimore County executive candidate and Democrat Johnny Olszewski Jr. describes himself as a “public school kid” who was the first in his family to go to college. He obtained a doctoral degree, taught in public schools and is raising a family in his hometown.
Since then, the PAC has replenished its account with money from several unions, including the statewide teachers union. Olszewski, a former teacher, has been endorsed by the Teachers Association of Baltimore County.