Baltimore County Executive John A. Olszewski Jr. raised more last year than just about anyone else in the state. Olszewski, who could seek re-election in 2022 but some see as a possible challenger to Franchot in the governor’s race, raised $977,135 and has $914,115 on hand. He received 35 maximum donations, including several from hard-to-trace limited liability companies.
Meanwhile, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, who like Olszewski could run for re-election in 2022 or choose to face Franchot, raised $453,960, while Democratic Howard County Executive Calvin Ball raised $448,564.
The two new presiding officers in the Maryland General Assembly posted big fundraising totals that would allow them to help fellow Democratic caucus members in the state Senate and House of Delegates who face tough races against Republicans in 2022.