Olszewski Declines Run For U.S. Senate, Endorses Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks


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BALTIMORE COUNTY - On Monday morning, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced that he will not run to succeed U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, who announced that he will not seek reelection in 2024.

During the announcement, Olszewski endorsed Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, who announced her senate campaign last week.

"Washington needs a new generation of leadership, and when we elect Angela Alsobrooks, we will have another champion who will build upon the incredible legacy of Senator Ben Cardin, continuing to deliver not just for the Baltimore region but for the entire state and nation," Olszewski said.

So far, Alsobrooks, U.S. Rep. David Trone, Montgomery County Councilman Will Jawando, and activist Jerome Segal have announced their intentions to run for the seat.

During an interview on WBAL-AM last week, Olszewski said that he wasn't prepared for Cardin to retire and needed to consult with his family before deciding on his candidacy.

"I was not angling for or preparing for Senator Cardin to retire," Olszewski said. "I'm talking to my family, and I expect in the next week or so, we'll make an announcement."

Olszewski was first elected as Baltimore County Executive in 2018. He considered a gubernatorial run in 2022 but ultimately ran for reelection, endorsing former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez for governor.

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