Meet Candidate Kevin Kamenetz

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Kevin Kamenetz, a Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland, is looking forward to meeting and greeting Eastern Shore voters on Saturday, January 27, beginning at 3 pm at Talbot County Democratic headquarters, 26 W. Dover St., Easton.

A lifelong Maryland resident and graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Baltimore School of Law, Kevin Kamenetz began his career in public service as a prosecutor in Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office. He later served four terms on the Baltimore County Council and was elected as County Executive of Baltimore County in 2012 and reelected in 2014.

Having also served as President of the Maryland Association of Counties and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, he is eager to share his perspectives on the challenges we face today.

Baltimore County attracted billions in economic investment and the unemployment rate was cut in half during his tenure as County Executive. The redevelopment of Sparrows Point brought jobs from companies like Under Armour and Fed Ex, and he was named 2016’s Most Distinguished Leader for Minority Businesses.

Baltimore County also made an historic investment in public education. Faced with students in trailers, 90 schools were either built or remodeled to get them back into classrooms. Supporting programs have contributed to raising the public school graduation rate to nearly 90 percent.

Kamenetz believes that a lack of vision and years of under-investment in public education and mass transportation projects have contributed to loss of major employers like Amazon’s HQ2 and Maryland’s continued drop in national education rankings.

Kamenetz is excited to share his record of results in Baltimore County and vision for the future of Maryland. He will be at 26 W. Dover St., Easton, at 3 p.m. this coming Saturday.

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