Holt pitches for black vote in Randallstown
Republican Ken Holt worked the crowd at Randallstown High School on Tuesday, hoping to pick up more votes than conventional political wisdom would suggest he could in the predominantly African American community.
Holt, who is running against Democrat Kevin Kamenetz for Baltimore County Executive, said he believed that voters would be intrigued by his proposal to build a Negro League-themed museum and heritage park along the struggling Liberty Road corridor.
"I felt that if I were here and had the opportunity to articulate the vision, then I could get people excited about my candidacy," he said.
He was then interrupted by a woman who said she voted for him. Holt shook her hand and thanked her for the support.
Another voter cut to the chase: What kind of influence would he have on the schools?
Holt assured the woman that he would have an "active role in how the schools operate." He shared his ideas about providing mentors for parents and students, and improving career training in local schools. For example, he'd like for students to get accounting, marketing and retail experience that they could use close to home at the museum and park.
He gave her his business card.
"I hope that you keep in touch with me so we can work together on these issues," Holt said.
She said that she would.