Today, another installment in our series of Conversations with the Candidates. Joining Tom in Studio A is former Maryland House Delegate and public school teacher John Olszewski, Jr. Known as “Johnny O,” he represented the County’s 6th district for two terms in the Maryland General Assembly, and spent nine years teaching in several Baltimore County public schools. In June of 2017, he took leave from his position with a local software company to launch himself back into politics. Olszewski is one of four Democrats vying to be their party's primary pick for the office of Baltimore County Executive. Maryland primary elections will be held on June 26th.
The county executive manages a $3.5 billion annual budget. A recent report expressed concern about the fiscal condition of Maryland’s third largest jurisdiction. Several development projects in the County have become political lightning rods, as has the need to relieve overcrowding in county schools.
Today, Tom asks Johnny O about his vision for the county he has always called home.
The conversation with John Olszewski, Jr., was streamed live on WYPR's Facebook page. You can view the video here.