Columnist Barry Rascovar summarized the short tenure of Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler in a Political Maryland op-ed (2018-11-26). Mohler stepped into the Executive role after the sudden and unexpected death of former County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Mohler’s term will end in early December, when incoming County Executive John “Johnny O” Olszewski, Jr. assumes the office. Mohler will have served as County Executive total of 195 days.
In the op-ed, Rascovar praised Mohler for the stability and nonpartisanship Mohler brought to the office during what could have been a difficult transitional time for the County. From the op-ed:
It took two weeks of uncertainty before the County Council settled, unanimously, on Mohler, Kamenetz’ chief of staff, as best positioned to put the finishing touches on Kamenetz’ legacy.
“We’re going to be OK,” he said at the time. “We can do this together.”
With that, Mohler stepped into his dream job for a summer and fall. He proved the ideal choice.
The op-ed discussed Mohler’s long public service and highlighted Mohler’s negotiation of a $78 million road and infrastructure project for the former Sparrows Point steel complex. The op-ed praised Mohler for leaving the final approval of the project to Olszewski.