District Dem slate backs Almond for Kamenetz's seat
Longtime Baltimore County community activist and County Council candidate Vicki Almond got a boost Tuesday in her first run for elected office, as she was endorsed by a foursome of Democratic state legislators running as a District 11 slate: Sen. Bobby Zirkin and Dels. Jon Cardin, Dan Morhaim and Dana Stein.
"She's been working with us for so long," Zirkin said in an interview. "She's been added to our slate and we're putting all our resources behind it."
Zirkin gave Almond -- who is running for the District 2 council seat being vacated by Kevin Kamenetz, a candidate for county executive -- credit for years of work with community organizations in the northwest part of the county, including the Parent-Teachers Association, the Reisterstown/Owings Mills/Glyndon Coordinating Council, the Rosewood Advisory Council and the Police Community Relations Council.
"She's been a part of our team forever," said Zirkin.
Almond is one of six Democrats seeking the nomination in District 2. The others are Sherrie Becker, Albert M. Harris, Theodore Levin, Timmy Ruppersberger (cousin of U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger) and Alan P. Zukerberg. There are no Republican candidates.
-- Arthur Hirsch