Candidates Already Lining Up for Baltimore County Executive in 2018

It’s nearly two years until Baltimore County voters pick their next county executive, but Democrats and Republicans are already preparing for a race that both parties expect to be highly competitive.

Democrats, who have held the office since 1994, are eager to defend their turf. Three prominent officials — County Council Chairwoman Vicki Almond, state Sen. Jim Brochin and former state Del. John Olszewski Jr. — say they are considering a run to lead the state’s third-largest county.