Today we continue our series of Conversations with the Candidates with former state delegate John Olszewski, Jr., the Democratic nominee for Baltimore County Executive. He won a nail-biter primary, emerging as the winner in a four person race by just 17 votes.
Mr. Olszewski, also known as "Johnny O," is running against Republican Al Redmer Jr., the state insurance commissioner in the upcoming general election. Olszewski is a lifelong resident of Dundalk. A graduate of Sparrows Point High School and Goucher College, he holds a PhD. in Public Policy from UMBC. He was just 23 years old when he was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, where he served for nine years. He taught in County schools for seven years.
We live-streamed this conversation on the WYPR Facebook page. If you missed that video, check it out here. The general election takes place on Tuesday, November 6. Early voting begins on October 25. Find out how to register to vote – and where to vote – here.