We are deeply saddened and shocked to hear this morning of the passing of Kevin Kamenetz, our Baltimore County Executive and a Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland. Our deepest condolences are with his wife Jill, their two sons, and the rest of his family and friends.
As a member of the Baltimore County Council and our Baltimore County Executive, Mr. Kamenetz dedicated his life to bettering our university, county, and state with policies that benefited all Marylanders. Often when speaking, County Executive Kamenetz would mention his humble political beginnings in Young Democrats. UMBC College Democrats is proud to have had a county executive who recognized the value and voice of young Democrats. Whether he was fighting for schoolchildren or Baltimore County’s immigrant community, Mr. Kamenetz will be truly missed.
In honor of his legacy and in respect to his life, we will not be hosting a gubernatorial forum tonight as was planned. Instead, we welcome you to join us at 7:00 pm in our University Center Ballroom for a brief tribute to his life and remarkable career as a tireless public servant to Baltimore County.