BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore County Council is asking for the public’s help in deciding who will replace County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

The council will hold a public meeting Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the County Council Chambers, located at 400 Washington Ave. in Towson, to get input from residents. The council is also encouraging residents to email their thoughts to until the close of business Monday.

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County Council Chairman Julian Jones posted a statement on social media Tuesday night, writing in part: “The Charter requires us to take this action, but it provides no other guidance. However, we feel it is important that we ask our citizens for their input on this important decision. We welcome any and all thoughts from our constituents.”

Longtime county administrative officer Fred Homan has served as acting executive since Kamenetz’s sudden death on May 10.

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Kamenetz’s death from a heart attack at 60 shocked everyone in the community and in the state’s political circles. The county executive was widely perceived as one of the top three Democratic contenders in the race.

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Kamenetz’s running mate in the gubernatorial election will run for governor in his place.

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