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Offbeat Baltimore County Executive, Democratic candidate for governor Kevin Kamenetz dies

16:12  10 may  2018
16:12  10 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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a man wearing a suit and tie: Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is interviewed by reporter Pam Wood as part of a gubernatorial candidate profile series. He is running for governor of Maryland in 2018. © Ulysses Muñoz / Baltimore Sun Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is interviewed by reporter Pam Wood as part of a gubernatorial candidate profile series. He is running for governor of Maryland in 2018.

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz — a Democratic candidate for governor and a fixture in state politics for nearly a quarter century — died Thursday morning, officials said.

Baltimore County Police issued a statement saying that Kamenetz, 60, died early this morning at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center following a cardiac arrest.

“Kamenetz was at his home in Owings Mills, asleep, when he awoke at about 2 a.m. and complained of feeling ill. He was transported by the Garrison Fire Station's Medic 19 to St. Joseph, where doctors pronounced him deceased at 3:22 a.m.”

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The news stunned his friends and colleagues.

"I am just sitting in my office numb,” said Don Mohler, his longtime aide.

The two-term county executive was married and has two sons.

Kamenetz’s running mate, Valerie Ervin, was shocked to learn of the news early this morning.

“I can’t even believe this happened,” Ervin said.

During the temporary disability or absence from the county of the county executive, the county administrative officer shall serve as acting county executive, according to county regulations

The County Council will have to vote on a replacement for Kamenetz to serve the remainder of his term. Before a temporary replacement is named, the county administrative officer, who is Fred Homan, serves as the acting county executive.

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Maryland Democratic candidate for governor Kevin Kamenetz died early Thursday morning at the age of 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest. As for Baltimore County , administrative officer Fred Homan will serve as acting county executive until the council votes on a replacement to serve the

In his 24 years as a councilman and executive in Baltimore County, Kamenetz achieved a list of accomplishments — renovating aging schools, revitalizing downtown Towson, and never raising taxes — that made him a leading candidate for the Democratic race for governor.

In a recent interview with The Baltimore Sun, Kamenetz made no apologies for his leadership style.

“I’ll accept whatever criticism is out there. That comes with the job,” Kamenetz said. “The real answer is the results. We’re getting things done and we’re not raising taxes, and I think we’ve got a host of solid accomplishments that will serve this county well for the next generation. That’s the bottom line.”

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