Councilman Cathy Bevins may face a real challenge in her bid to hold on to the 6th Councilmatic seat in the form of Ryan Nawrocki.
Bevins was able to squeak out a narrow victory in the final days of the previous election with a helping hand from her former boss, then County Executive Jim Smith. The below quote was taken from a Patch.com article:
Bevins was one of three candidates hand-picked by land-use attorneys David Gildea and Michael Paul Smith to run for three open council seats in the county. The lawyers helped Bevins raise thousands of dollars through a $1,000 per person fundraiser last year.
As a result, Bevins has been embroiled in numerous development projects that have gone against the grain of the community. Here is another interesting quote from the Patch.com article:
Bevins also received strong support from the county executive, including receiving $25,000 from the Baltimore County Victory Slate, which is comprised of 25 members, including Smith, and candidates for various state and local offices.
Despite the deck being stacked against Nawrocki, a last-minute push by Jim Smith gave Beivens a narrow victory.
The below information was received by The Baltimore Post and is printed as received.
Congressman Andy Harris Endorses Ryan Nawrocki for District 6
Baltimore County Council Seat
Small business owner and former Hogan and Ehrlich Administration official continues to gain momentum in council race
November 6, 2017
For Immediate Release:
Middle River, M.D. – Just three weeks after announcing his run for County Council, Ryan Nawrocki held a kickoff event with over 100 supporters in attendance and received a resounding endorsement from Congressman Andy Harris. Watch the endorsement video here.
Harris, who represents parts of Baltimore County in Congress, said, “I enthusiastically endorse Ryan Nawrocki for County Council. Ryan Nawrocki is the right person at the right time for the Sixth Councilmanic District.”
Nawrocki is running for County Council because eastern Baltimore County residents deserve a real voice and a different direction. For too long, the district has been plagued by crumbling schools, a lack of focus on creating good paying jobs and a County Council that hasn’t fought for the hard-working residents of the district.
Congressman Harris added, “Ryan is going to represent the average person waking up every day thinking about how they’re going to make ends meet, how they’re going to have a job, and how they’re going to have a safe community. That’s what Ryan is going to do for them every single day of the week.”
Nawrocki is a former official in the Administrations’ of Gov. Larry Hogan and Gov. Bob Ehrlich. Now a small business owner, he and his wife Lauren live in Middle River with their daughter Emily and sons Matthew and Luke. They are currently expecting their fourth child. Lauren is a nurse practitioner who recently completed her doctorate in nursing practice at the University of Maryland. Nawrocki is currently completing his master’s degree in public management at Johns Hopkins University.