Four members of the Baltimore County Council endorsed Chris Van Hollenâ€™s campaign for US Senate Monday, reports the Sun.
U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen on Monday picked up endorsements from four Baltimore County officials in his bid to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
County Council members Vicki Almond, Cathy Bevins, Julian Jones and Tom Quirk â€” all Democratsâ€” offered their support to Van Hollen during an event in Towson.
Van Hollen is competing with Rep. Donna F. Edwards for the Democratic nomination in the race to replace Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, who is retiring. Van Hollen is from Montgomery County and Edwards hails from Prince Georgeâ€™s County.
“I think heâ€™s not only a leader for the state, I think heâ€™s a leader nationally,” Quirk said of Van Hollen. Almond praised Van Hollenâ€™s work on education issues, while Bevins said she thinks he is the best choice to help bring more jobs to the region.