Former state Delegate Pat McDonough has entered the race to challenge Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski.
The Republican made his announcement on his WCBM radio show on Saturday. McDonough announced that he is using the campaign slogan “Save Baltimore County”, similar to former President Donald Trump’s new slogan “Save America”
McDonough is a resident of Middle River and served in the House of Delegates in District 7 from 2003 to 2019. McDonough did not seek reelection decided to run for County Executive, but lost in the Republican primary to Al Redmer in 2018.
He officially filed for the County Executive on Friday, April 15, which was the last day to file for office. McDonough joins a crowded field on the Republican side as the GOP is trying to defeat Olszewski.
Darren Badillo and Kim Stansbury were the first two candidates to file for the GOP in 2021.
Thilo August Albert Gluck and Henry Ciezkowski filed in late March and A. Scott Pappas filed on the last day along with McDonough.
There are only two candidates on the Democratic side as Olszewski will face Adam Reuter in the Democratic primary.