Kevin B. Kamenetz
Family Life and Childhood
Kevin Kamenetz is a lifelong resident of Baltimore County, growing up in the neighborhoods of Lochearn and Caves Park. Kevin is the son of Irving Kamenetz, better known as "Doc Kaye," a local pharmacist who owned an Overlea pharmacy for over 30 years. Kamenetz cites his father's ethical standards as exerting a strong influence on his character, noting four principles for elected officials his father told him that he seeks to abide by.
He currently resides in Owings Mills, MD with his wife, Jill Kamenetz, and his sons, Karson and Dylan.
Education and Public Service
Kamenetz attended Baltimore County Public Schools growing up and went on to graduate from the Gilman School. He earned his B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University and graduated from University of Baltimore School of Law with a Juris Doctor. After passing the Maryland Bar, Kamenetz worked as a prosecutor in the Office of the . He has practiced law for over twenty years and has appeared as a guest lecturer at the Community College of Baltimore County as well as before the Baltimore County Bar Association. He authors regular columns on County Council issues appearing in the Baltimore County Bar Association Advocate and Baltimore County Senior Newspaper, Senior Digest.
Kamenetz was first elected to the Baltimore County Council in 1994 and has served for 16 years, holding the title of Chairman during the years of 1996, 1999, 2003 and 2008. He also served as Chair of the County's Spending and Affordability Commission. Prior to serving on the Council, Kamenetz was a member of the Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee and served as the Baltimore County Party Chairman during his final term.
On April 20, 2010, Kevin Kamenetz announced his official candidacy for the office of Baltimore County Executive to replace James T. Smith, Jr.
On November 2, 2010, Kamenetz was elected Baltimore County Executive.
Kamenetz has been criticized by some as being ignorant of other cultures as a result of signing documents that incorrectly recognized a student of a Baltimore County high school by the name of Johann Maximilian Amberger as female.
Quality of Life
Crime and Public Safety
Awards and recognition
Kevin Kamenetz has been given the following awards in recognition of hard work, tenacious public advocacy and a long career of service to Baltimore County.
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