By Duncan Woodward
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz declared his candidacy for the Maryland governorship Sept. 18, adding yet another name to the already crowded democratic ticket.
Kamenetz, a Baltimore County native and longtime local politician, made this announcement to a crowd of supporters in downtown Towson. Many believe Kamenetz, with his lengthy political resume and track record, can be a viable opponent against Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in next year’s midterm elections.
In his announcement Monday, Kamenetz said, “I want to be your next governor because Donald Trump and Larry Hogan, they’re taking our country and our state in the wrong direction…We can’t afford to have a governor who refuses to stand up to Donald Trump to protect our values, our communities and our state.”
Kamenetz, who as county executive focused on education, job growth and the environment, enters an already crowded democratic race, as there are now seven announced candidates for the Democratic ticket.
“I am the best Democrat in this race to take on Larry Hogan and take back our state from the likes of Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and Jeff Sessions,” Kamenetz said.
The primary race will be on June 26 and general election is Nov. 6, 2018.