ELECTION 2018: Democrat Candidate for Nomination for Governor, Kevin Kamenetz died of a heart attack
TOWSON, MD. – The Baltimore County Police reported that Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz — a Democratic candidate for the 2018 gubernatorial contest — died early this morning at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center following a cardiac arrest. He was 60 years old.
Kamenetz was at his home in Owings Mills, asleep, when he awoke at about 2 a.m. and complained of feeling ill. He was transported by the Garrison Fire Station’s Medic 19 to St. Joseph, where doctors pronounced him deceased at 3:22 a.m.
Additional details will be provided at a briefing at 11 a.m. at the Public Safety Building in Towson.
Governor Larry Hogan today released the following statement on the death of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz following a cardiac arrest this morning:
“The First Lady and I are saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz this morning. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.
“He was a dedicated public servant in Baltimore County for more than two decades, and we join with the citizens of Baltimore County and all Marylanders in mourning.
“Our prayers go out to his wife, Jill, his sons Karson and Dylan, and to his entire family. In the difficult days to come, we will provide any support we possibly can to the Kamenetz family and the citizens of Baltimore County.”
The governor directed all Maryland flags be lowered today through sunset on the day of interment.