Closely Watched Race for Baltimore County Executive Opens With Olszewski Announcement

The 2018 campaign for leadership of Baltimore County — Maryland’s third-most populous jurisdiction — gets underway today as Democrat Johnny Olszewski Jr. officially launches his bid for county executive.

Olszewski, 34, a former teacher and state delegate from Dundalk, is scheduled to announce his candidacy during a morning event in Woodlawn.

Candidates from both sides of the aisle will vie to replace County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, a term-limited Democrat who is considering a run for governor next year.