On Friday morning, sporting a bright orange Baltimore Orioles tie, gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler toured Seven Mile Market in Pikesville doing some last minute schmoozing with members of the Jewish community.
“Good Shabbos,” he told passers-by. When asked what brings him to the kosher supermarket, Gansler joked, “I want to remind people to vote. It turns out there’s an election on Tuesday.”
Gansler said that he has a long-time connection to the Jewish community. “We spent Pesachs with my mother’s college roommate on Marcy Drive,” he said.
“We need a candidate who knows Baltimore and knows the Jewish community,” continued the Democrat. “I’ve been doing this for 22 years. That’s the difference between me and the other candidates. I have a record.”
Gansler met Chava Elgamil and her 13-year-old daughter, Kayla, in the ice cream aisle where they were deciding on what flavor to buy. Elgamil, a Pikesville resident, said she plans to cast her vote for Gansler on Tuesday.
“He has a good track record, but mostly I don’t like how things are going in this country and I feel like Brown will just be an extension of that. He has the same political affiliations as the current governor. We need someone different.”