Baltimore County Councilman John Olszewski Sr. announced Saturday that he will not seek a fifth term as the Seventh District's representative and will instead work to get Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown elected governor.
He made the announcement at a volunteer appreciation event co-hosted with his son, Del. John Olszewski Jr., who is running for the state Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Sen. Norman Stone.
Olszewski told the crowd of about 125 people—close personal friends, family members and campaign volunteers, according to a source in attendance—that he intends to work on Brown's campaign for governor and will help in his son's Senate campaign.
Brown, lieutenant governor to Gov. Martin O'Malley for the past seven years, is running on a Democratic ticket that includes Howard County Executive Ken Ulman as his running mate.
Olszewski, who thanked his supporters and campaign workers from the beginning of his political career to now, told the crowd he will finish out this term; he's not stepping down.
Olszewski Sr. declined to allow Dundalk Patch to attend the announcement, and sources said no media representatives were present.