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Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger

Representing the 2nd District of Maryland

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Ruppersberger Issues Statement on Death of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz

May 10, 2018
Press Release
Politicians followed similar career paths, shared close friendship

(Timonium, MD) — Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) today issued the following statement on the death of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz:

“I was shocked and incredibly saddened to hear the news this morning of Kevin’s passing. None of us know when the moment might come, but for Kevin, it was way too soon. He had so much more to offer and was in the prime of his career.

Some might say that Kevin was his own brand. But I was proud to call him my friend always. He was exceptionally smart, extremely principled and always did what he felt was in the best interest of his community. 

He did a tremendous job as Baltimore County Executive over the last eight years, making historic investments in the basics of good government, like public safety and education – and doing it all without raising tax rates. He held regular roundtables with all of the former county executives, both Republican and Democrat. He wanted to hear different perspectives and opinions from those of us who have been in his shoes. I admired that and looked forward to our lively discussions.

But Kevin was a lot more than a hard-working politician. He was an involved dad, a dedicated husband and a loyal friend. My heart is broken for his wife, Jill, and their two sons, Karson and Dylan. I’m asking all of my constituents to join me in prayers for his family in the difficult days ahead.”