Baltimore County Executive and Maryland Democratic candidate for governor Kevin Kamenetz died on May 10 of cardiac arrest. He was 60.
Here’s what some politicians and Maryland notables had to say:
The First Lady and I are shocked and grieved by the sudden passing of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Our prayers go out to his family and many loved ones this morning.
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) May 10, 2018
I am deeply saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. He will always be remembered for his great dedication to Baltimore County and the state of Maryland.
— Boyd Rutherford (@BoydKRutherford) May 10, 2018
Kevin was an ardent supporter of Baltimore City, who was a regular in our restaurants, cultural venues and at our major team games. I considered him a friend and colleague, and admired him for his commitment to pursuing the best interests of Baltimore County residents, even
— Mayor Catherine Pugh (@MayorPugh50) May 10, 2018
Kevin Kamenetz was an energetic public servant who cared about making a difference for those he served. MD and I both just lost a friend.
— Senator Ben Cardin (@SenatorCardin) May 10, 2018
Kevin Kamenetz was an honest and direct public servant who put the needs of his community before politics. He was a strong partner with the Maryland General Assembly on behalf of both his county and our state. He will be missed. My heart goes out to Jill and their boys.
— Mike Busch (@SpeakerBusch) May 10, 2018
I am deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Kevin Kamenetz. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Hug those you love today. https://t.co/tzP7xwnIcu
— Del. Maggie McIntosh (@DelMaggie43) May 10, 2018
Saddened by the loss of Kevin Kamenetz. A great public servant, and more importantly a husband and a father. My prayers go out to his family.
— Carlo Sanchez (@DelegateSanchez) May 10, 2018
At most forums, @kevinkamenetz and I were seated next to eachother because seating is usually alphabetical.
I’ll always remember him for the grace and good humor he showed each of his fellow candidates as we’d line up backstage waiting to for the event to begin.
— Ben Jealous for Governor (MD) (@BenJealous) May 10, 2018
Kevin Kamenetz’s passing is a tremendous loss for Maryland. He was a dedicated public servant, and I considered him a friend. My heart goes out to Jill and his family, along with his many friends and staff.
— Jim Shea (@SheaforMD) May 10, 2018
Kevin Kamenetz was a great manager and a driven public servant. I enjoyed sharing public life with him for 12 years. Sympathies to his family. I am reminded that Life is short and we all need to find meaning in what we do and how we spend our time.
— Jon Cardin (@JonCardin) May 10, 2018
I am deeply saddened by the sudden death of County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. My heart is with his family and the entire Baltimore County community. Kevin dedicated himself to our community and his good works are all around us. He will be deeply missed.
— Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) May 10, 2018
This morning, Marylanders awoke to the shocking news that Baltimore County Executive @kevinkamenetz died suddenly. For a quarter century, Kevin Kamenetz was a tireless public servant of the people of Baltimore County. My condolences go out to his wife and family.
— Sheldon Laskin (@sheldon_laskin) May 10, 2018
I was saddened to learn of the passing of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. He was a thoughtful leader & outstanding representative for the people of Baltimore County for more than 20 years. My prayers are with his wife Jill & sons Karson & Dylan. https://t.co/4WTjEokRn0
— Steny Hoyer (@WhipHoyer) May 10, 2018
Shocked and incredibly saddened to hear the news of the death of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Sending prayers of comfort and strength to his wife Jill, his two young sons, and all of his family and loved ones.
— Brian Frosh (@BrianFrosh) May 10, 2018
Genuine shock and sadness on the passing of my friend Kevin Kamenetz. Prayers to his wife Jill and the entire Kamenetz family.
— Doug Gansler (@DougGansler) May 10, 2018
I’m shocked and saddened by the passing of Kevin Kamenetz. My family sends our deepest condolences to Jill, his kids, and the people of Baltimore County.
— Alec Ross (@AlecJRoss) May 10, 2018
This is the Kevin Kamenetz that I knew. Friendly, approachable,… https://t.co/4NlaCT7t0X
— Alan Bowser (@AlanBowser) May 10, 2018
Karmen and I are saddened to learn of the sudden passing of our friend Kevin Kamenetz. Kevin was a dedicated public servant & passionate advocate for Maryland families. Karmen and I greatly enjoyed the time we’ve shared with Kevin and Jill across our state https://t.co/SpjQXt8A46
— Anthony G. Brown (@RepAnthonyBrown) May 10, 2018
I’m stunned and saddened to learn of the death of County Executive Kamenetz. While we didn’t always agree on the issues of the day, I’ll always remember him as an exceptionally steadfast public servant. My prayers are with his wife, Jill, and his two sons. https://t.co/lbLHowFN8l
— Peter Franchot (@peterfranchot) May 10, 2018
Truly saddened by Kevin Kamenetz’s passing today. 2 years ago Kevin consoled me on my dad’s passing. We talked for a while, with Kevin asking me about my dad; we even shed a few tears together. I sincerely hope his family finds comfort in all the good he did in his life.
— Jon Weinstein (@HC_JonWeinstein) May 10, 2018
I join the millions of Marylanders in mourning the sudden death of Kevin Kamenetz. The County Executive was a courageous supporter of many important healthcare proposals to improve access and serve the most vulnerable. My heart goes out to his family and so many loved ones.
— Leana Wen, M.D. (@DrLeanaWen) May 10, 2018
First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family of County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. We are saddened and shocked by the news. Kevin was a tireless supporter of BCPS and I am thankful for his commitment and dedication to the children of Baltimore County.
— Verletta White (@VerlettaWhite) May 10, 2018
As we mourn the unexpected loss of the County Executive of Baltimore County & Maryland’s Gubernatorial candidate Kevin Kamenetz. The #WadeCrusade extends their deepest condolences to his wife, sons, and entire staff. pic.twitter.com/WrhTlkjCc1
— Kendal Wade (@kendalwade_) May 10, 2018
When I was Kevin Kamenetz’s speechwriter, it was my job to know him so well I could predict what he would have to say about any given subject. I can’t say I truly succeeded, but after years of getting to know this honorable man, today I struggle to find my own words… pic.twitter.com/ydJuO6ZCyQ
— JGPolasky (@garciagogo) May 10, 2018
The Baltimore County first responder community mourns the tragic loss of County Executive Kevin Kamenetz today. https://t.co/EAQizgoUA1
— Michael Schwartzberg (@FirePix1075) May 10, 2018
I’m both shocked and saddened by the sudden loss of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Although we sat on different sides of the aisle, we never let our differences get in the way of a productive and… https://t.co/DcEFPppZNA
— Senator JB Jennings (@JBJenningsUSA) May 10, 2018
We are saddened to hear of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz’s passing. Among his accomplishments, his support of the arts has been exemplary and so appreciated by the cultural community. We send our thoughts to his family, friends and colleagues in County government. pic.twitter.com/pUom0vs8IM
— Baltimore Symphony (@BaltSymphony) May 10, 2018
We’re saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Kevin Kamenetz. He was a champion for Baltimore County and we are thankful for the work he did in his 24 years as a councilman and county executive. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues.
— McCormick Corp (@McCormickCorp) May 10, 2018
The Lewis Museum sends our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Baltimore County Executive, Kevin Kamenetz. Kamenetz was a strong supporter of the Lewis’ programs, projects and exhibitions. pic.twitter.com/mF182CmmGZ
— Lewis Museum (@LewisMuseum) May 10, 2018
Our thoughts are with the Kamenetz family during their time of grief. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz worked with the ACLU of Maryland on a number of pressing civil rights issues. https://t.co/XPWoGp9VBH
— ACLU of Maryland (@ACLU_MD) May 10, 2018
Kevin Kamenetz was a great friend and supporter of Goucher College who visited our campus many times in recent years. He will be missed and our sympathies and thoughts go out to his family during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/AuO9IQRsrb
— Goucher College (@gouchercollege) May 10, 2018
@DrK_CCBC expresses her heartfelt condolences on the sudden passing of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, a long-time supporter of CCBC’s mission to educate and train the local workforce. https://t.co/XHk7zlhAzr
— CCBC (@CCBCMD) May 10, 2018
UB mourns the passing of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, J.D. ’82.
“Kevin Kamenetz was a strong proponent for education and a real believer in our state’s public colleges and universities,” said UB President Kurt L. Schmoke. https://t.co/SaFtZ4jhsK #ubalt pic.twitter.com/bGy2TslLQ6
— Univ. of Baltimore (@EubieBee) May 10, 2018
It’s with deep sadness at the loss of Baltimore County Exec Kevin Kamenetz and respect for his family that we cancelled tonight’s forum. The UMBC Center Ballroom will be open at 7 pm for a short tribute by the UMBC College Democrats. https://t.co/qBtBe2dJJ3
— Mary Anne Hardy (@HardyMA52) May 10, 2018
We are saddened to hear of the sudden passing of #KevinKamenetz – a wonderful partner to #LifeBridgeHealth & #NorthwestHospital in Randallstown. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues during this time. pic.twitter.com/OQFMnDgOmX
— LifeBridge Health (@LBHealth) May 10, 2018
United Way sends condolences to the family and all those who knew and were served by Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. We have an abundance of gratitude for his many years of support for county residents in need and United Way’s work. https://t.co/OYgptbwh5A
— UnitedWayofCentralMD (@UnitedWayCM) May 10, 2018
The sudden death of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz deeply saddens me. Two years ago, after a goose was hit by a car, we began a “Justice for Honker” campaign and Kamenetz put up goose crossing signs. My condolences to his family, friends, co-workers. pic.twitter.com/vJmDDkuq3I
— Josh Spiegel (@JoshSpiegel) May 10, 2018