What is Johnny Olszewski’s political future?

Published 12/20/2022 2:36 p.m. EST

Johnny Olszewski is sworn-in with his family by his side for his second term as Baltimore County Executive on Dec. 5, 2022 in Towson.

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski will not pledge to complete his second four-year term, which he won in a landslide election last month.

The Dundalk Democrat’s future looks promising, with nearly $1.7 million in his campaign coffers.

Olszewski swept into his second four-year term last month with 64% of the vote, handily defeating Republican Pat McDonough, a former delegate.

Political observers have raised the possibility that Olszewski may not complete his second term, and may run instead for Maryland’s 2nd District congressional seat if the Democratic incumbent, Rep. C. A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger chooses not to run for reelection in 2024.

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