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Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz – a Democratic candidate for the 2018 gubernatorial contest – died early Thursday morning at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center following a cardiac arrest.
He was 60 years old.
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.
“I was stunned to receive the news this morning from our Council Chairman about the death of County Executive Kevin Kamenetz,” said Councilman David Marks. “My service on the Council coincided with his tenure as Executive. County Executive Kamenetz was a strong and smart leader who provided 24 years of service to Baltimore County. My prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”
“I am shocked and saddened by the sudden death of County Executive Kevin Kamenetz,” said Councilwoman Cathy Bevins. “County Executive Kamenetz was a dedicated public servant who gave 24 years of service to Baltimore County. I knew him to be a wonderful father and husband. My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family.”
Additional details on Kamenetz’s death will be provided at a briefing at 11 a.m. at the Public Safety Building in Towson.
“The First Lady and I are saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz this morning. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones,” said Governor Larry Hogan.
“He was a dedicated public servant in Baltimore County for more than two decades, and we join with the citizens of Baltimore County and all Marylanders in mourning. Our prayers go out to his wife, Jill, his sons Karson and Dylan, and to his entire family. In the difficult days to come, we will provide any support we possibly can to the Kamenetz family and the citizens of Baltimore County.”
The governor directed all Maryland flags be lowered through sunset on the day of interment.