At an upscale event at the DoubleTree Pikesville, Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond told a crowd of hundreds that she will again run to head up District 2.
After speeches by multiple public officials, including one by Sen. Ben Cardin, Almond said she is running again because she cares about the community.
“I am out and about in the community on a daily and nightly basis,” said Almond. “I am there. Whether the event is at a synagogue, church or mosque, I’m there.”
Almond noted some of the projects she has helped push forward in the county, including approving a bid by developers Greenberg Gibbons to purchase and tear down the former Solo Cup plant on the corner of Reisterstown and Painters Mill Roads and put up a shopping center, which will include a Wegmans. She reminded attendees that last year the Baltimore County Council voted to drastically reduce the number of homes that could be built on the 230-acre site of the old Chestnut Ridge Country Club, off Falls Road — the largest contiguous piece of land for miles around. She said she knows her district wants air-conditioning in the schools and for the schools to provide a good education to the students. She plugged the re-opening of the historic Pikes Theatre, which is slated to happen on Nov. 1.
“I stand up to the bullies,” Almond said. “I was elected to represent you.”
Cardin said he liked Almond from the minute he met her and that he is proud of her work as county councilwoman.
“She is out there every day,” said Cardin. “You can’t take this for granted. It is just wonderful that she is willing to come back.”