Two-term Councilman Kenneth N. Oliver muscled past Julian Jones by 98 votes in last month’s primary election, to claim the Democratic nomination of Baltimore County’s Fourth District. Oliver is ready to prove, once again, that he is the man for the job and will continue to improve his community.

Oliver is the only African American on the seven-member council, and has represented the minority district since 2002.

There was no Republican challenger in the race and it was thought the primary winner would serve on the council. However, Oliver’s seat was the closet council primary in the county and Oliver’s closest opponent, Julian Jones, has elected to continue the race by running as a write-in candidate. “It is his right to run as a write-in candidate. That’s all I have to say,” Oliver said.

“My record speaks for itself with the many accomplishments I have made for this district.”

During his term, Oliver has worked hard in building strong relationships and community partnerships. “It’s important to continue to build strong relationships with community leaders, citizens and elected officials,” he said.

He listed his accomplishments:

* Brokering relationships between the Community College of Baltimore County and Northwest Hospital to initiate continuing education classes in Randallstown High School;
* Built Windsor Mill Middle School and expansions to Cedar and Dogwood Elementary Schools in an effort to relieve overcrowding;
* Added approximately 7,000 square feet to the Woodlawn Library;
* Repairs to elementary and middle schools in the Fourth District;
* Revitalized the old Randallstown Giant Food store into office building; and
* Facilitated the opening of the Woodlawn Senior Center and the Randallstown Police Sub-Station.

Oliver added that he is a member of the Democratic State Central Committee, Hannah More School Board, Northwest Hospital Center Board, Board of Waterworks and Waste Systems Operation, Baltimore County Private Industry Council and Baltimore County Leadership Alumni Group. “As you can see, I have been very impressive over the years with these community relationships,” he said.

The Fourth District includes Woodlawn, Randallstown, Owings Mills, Reisterstown and the Security Road corridor.