Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. will seek re-election.
There was some speculation that the one-term County Executive could run for Governor since Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is term limited for seeking another term, but Olszewski made an announcement on Thursday.
Comptroller Peter Franchot is the likely favorite to win the Democratic nomination for Governor with Olszewski not entering the race and staying in Baltimore County.
“When I ran for County Executive, we set a bold vision for a #BetterBaltimoreCounty. In just a few years, we’ve proven together that transformative change is possible. But there is still more to be done,” Olszewski said in a statement.
“That’s why I’m excited to announce I will be seeking re-election in 2022.”