Vicki Almond

Don Mohler was more than a steady hand for Baltimore County

Don Mohler was more than a steady hand for Baltimore County

Don Mohler comes across as a Baltimore County good old boy, an aw-shucks Catonsvillian who wouldn’t have looked or sounded at all out of place in the halls of Towson’s old courthouse decades ago. But in his unexpected seven-month stint as Baltimore County executive, he has provided something more than a reassuring presence to residents reeling from the sudden death of his predecessor, boss and friend, Kevin Kamenetz. He was a steady hand, to be sure, but he also served as an example of how Baltimore County can emerge from a sleepy past to make the hard decisions that will lead toward a better, more inclusive future.

Mr. Mohler emerged as the consensus choice to serve out the...

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