Md. gubernatorial candidate, county exec dies at 60

Courtesy of Kevin Kamenetz Facebook

(AP) – A Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland has died.

News outlets cite a release from Baltimore County police that says Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz died early Thursday, following a cardiac arrest. He was 60.

The release says Kamenetz was at home in Owings Mill when he awoke around 2 a.m., complaining of felling ill. He was hospitalized at St. Joseph Medical Center, where he was declared dead at 3:22 a.m.

The two-term county executive was a fixture in Maryland politics for nearly a quarter-century. He also served as a councilman.

He was one of seven candidates for the Democratic nomination to oppose Republican Gov. Larry Hogan this fall. He had chosen Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin as his running mate. The Democratic primary is scheduled for June 26.

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