(TOWSON – January 5, 2018) – Tune-in to The Doni Glover Show on Facebook LIVE (www.facebook.com/doni.glover) on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 10 am as Glover interviews John “Johnny O” Olszewski, Jr., candidate for Baltimore County Executive.
The primary election is June 26, 2018.
According to his website (https://johnolszewskijr.com/), “My entire life has been rooted in Baltimore County.”
Olszewski, a Democrat, added, “Growing up, I could hear the blast furnace at Bethlehem Steel, where many of my neighbors earned an honest living. My parents and my community instilled in me the values of hard work, giving back to the community, family and faith. I grew up in the shadow of a steel mill. I witnessed firsthand the detrimental effects the mill’s closure had on my friends and family. After being the first in my family to earn a college degree, I returned home to Dundalk to be a social studies and special education teacher at Patapsco High School. I saw firsthand how kids struggled to learn because they were hungry or in sweltering classroom heat. So I ran for office — to reverse the decades of decline — representing southeast Baltimore County in the state legislature for nine years, where I worked to improve education, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for all Marylanders. As a new father, I am focused on our future. That’s why I’m running for Baltimore County Executive. I will be an Executive who will not wait to do big things.”
In 2006, John was elected at age 23 and re-elected four years later as the top vote-getter to the Maryland House of Delegates from legislative district 6, a position he held for nearly nine years. His work earned him a reputation as a “rising star” of Maryland politics – and breathed new life into the abandoned steel mill in his hometown.
Today, the Port of Baltimore is thriving and Tradepoint Atlantic promises 10,000 news jobs in Baltimore County. In the legislature, John served as the Chairman of the Baltimore County House Delegation and was youngest person ever elected to that position. In that capacity, he helped lead unprecedented progress for the County in areas such as economic development and school board reform. As a stanch advocate of working families, John led the charge on earned sick leave, raising the minimum wage and offered a critical vote in securing Marriage Equality in the State of Maryland.