BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Don Mohler was unanimously voted as Baltimore County Executive following the death of Kevin Kamenetz.

Mohler served as chief of staff for Kamenetz, who passed away May 10 after going into cardiac arrest.

Baltimore County Councilman Tom Quirk nominated Mohler, who was then approved by a 7-0 vote by the county council during their meeting Thursday.

“I am truly humbled,” Mohler said in a release. “This wasn’t supposed to happen. My friend and County Executive Kevin Kamenetz should be finishing his second term in office. Baltimore County has been through a lot over the last few weeks, including the tragic death of a police officer and the sudden loss of our County Executive. This is a time for everyone — County employees and communities — to come together and heal. Baltimore County is strong. As Jill Kamenetz so bravely said at her husband’s funeral service, ‘we will be okay.’ County government will continue to provide the services and public safety that our residents deserve. I am committed to making that happen.”

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