Al Redmer announces Baltimore County Executive campaign to record crowd of more than 600
BALTIMORE – Joined by Governor Larry Hogan (R) and a capacity crowd of more than 600 supporters, conservative Republican and lifelong Baltimore County resident Al Redmer, Jr. officially announced his campaign for the post of Baltimore County Executive.
Redmer made the announcement on September 23 at a White Marsh-area event considered to be the largest and most successful fundraiser ever for a Republican candidate for Baltimore County Executive.
“I’m honored by the confidence that supporters have demonstrated in me to represent their interests in the county’s senior most elected position. I intend to harness my past government service, my practical business experience, and my enthusiasm for the people and places of this county to conduct a thoughtful – and thought-provoking -- campaign. I will share my vision for a service-oriented administration with all voters right up ‘til Election Day 2018,” Redmer said.
Redmer currently serves as Maryland’s Insurance Commissioner, having been appointed by Governor Larry Hogan in January 2015. In that post, Redmer manages a state agency with more than 240 employees and a $32 million budget. In 2003, Redmer had been tapped by former Governor Bob Ehrlich to serve in the same capacity.
“Al Redmer has been a successful leader in both the public and private sectors for more than 20 years, as well as a close personal friend. We share the same commonsense, fiscally conservative agenda, and Al will join me in combatting the violent crime and drug violence that is infecting our communities. As we work to change Maryland for the better, it is crucial that I have Al Redmer by my side as Baltimore County Executive. He has my full support,” Governor Hogan noted.
Before his service as Insurance Commissioner in the Ehrlich Administration, Redmer was a state delegate. He served as the Republican Leader in the Maryland General Assembly. First elected in 1990, he represented the Eighth Legislative District in Baltimore County.
While a legislator, Redmer served on the House Environmental Matters Committee (1991-2002) and its Subcommittee on Health. He also served on the House Health and Government Operations Committee in 2003.
Redmer has extensive management experience in the private sector. During his more than 30-year career in the insurance industry, he owned agencies and conducted business operations across the mid-Atlantic region. Additionally, he served as the chief executive officer of a regional subsidiary of a national public company with operations in Maryland and Delaware.
The long-time public servant has lived his entire life in Baltimore County. He has been actively involved in community organizations dedicated to educational, youth, business, environmental, and health care issues. He served for a half-dozen years on both the board of the Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce and the Community College of Baltimore County (Essex Campus) Foundation. He is a current member of the Peninsula Regional Health System Health Council and former member of both the Harford County and Salisbury Chambers of Commerce. Redmer is past president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association. He also holds a private pilot license and breeds Black Angus cattle.
Redmer graduated from public schools in the Perry Hall area. He began his business career at age 19. He has been honored with a number of industry and civic awards. Redmer is married to the former Sandy Nelson, and the couple are parents of five children and grandparents of seven. Redmer resides in the Middle River section of Baltimore County.
Authority: Friends of Al Redmer, Jr. - Robert Liberto, CPA, Treasurer