Former Bartenfelder backer endorses Kamenetz
The Baltimore Sun's Raven Hill reports:
Defeated Baltimore County Council candidate Bill Paulshock, who ran on Joe Bartenfelder’s ticket in the primary, plans to back Kevin Kamenetz in the general election.
Though he said he will not make an endorsement in the 5th District race between fellow Democrat Mike Ertel and Republican David Marks, he left little doubt about where his loyalties lie.
“I feel David is the most qualified at this point,” said Paulshock, adding that he’s known Marks for years through his work on various committees and community organizations. “I’ve seen firsthand how he works. He’s very professional. He cares about people. If I had to make a choice, David is the most qualified.”
Paulshock asked his backers to support Kamenetz in a statement that outlines his reasons:
“My decision to endorse Kevin for County Executive was an easy decision for me. Over the past year of campaigning, I have come to realize the type of leader that it takes to run Baltimore County Government. That leader must be experienced; possess the knowledge and capability to oversee the operations of Government; and must surround himself with professional and experienced personnel. Kevin Kamenetz satisfies all of these requirements.”
The Kamenetz endorsement shouldn’t be taken as a knock against Bartenfelder, he said.
“I am dear and close friends with Joe. Everyone gave it their 100 percent with Joe, but we have to move forward,” he said. “You do that with business, you do that with life and this is the way forward that’s best for Baltimore County. But there’s no dearer friend than Joe Bartenfelder with us.”
There still is no word on who Bartenfelder will be endorsing in the county executive race.