On December 1, 2014, the Baltimore County Executive and Council were sworn into office. This marks County Executive Kevin Kamenetz’s second term. According to The Baltimore Sun, County Executive Kamenetz said
“Baltimore County must be a place where people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs feel comfortable living together and working together,” he said in inaugural remarks during a ceremony at Towson University’s SECU Arena Monday morning.
“For people to have confidence in their government, they want to make sure that it also reflects the diversity of the community, and we’re going to continue with those efforts,” he said.
Also at the ceremony, the County Council welcomed three new members: Republican Wade Kach of Cockeysville, Republican Todd Crandell of Dundalk and Democrat Julian Jones of Woodstock.
Baltimore County also had four returning council members: Vicki Almond, Cathy Bevins, David Marks and Tom Quirk.