ENDORSEMENTS

  • "The members of the Central Baltimore County Democratic Club (CBCDC), voted in the first of two rounds of endorsement meetings...........In County Council District 2, the membership endorsed Izzy Patoka to fill the seat being vacated by Councilwoman Vicki Almond."

Central Baltimore County Democratic Club
  • In the 2nd District, we endorse Izzy Patoka for Baltimore County Council. Izzy has solid credentials with years working in the city and county planning departments. He knows the inner workings and how to get things done for constituents. Most interesting has been watching Izzy gain his voice on this campaign. He seemed to start off scared to say anything that would irritate anyone, but he seems to have realized that the public wants to know what he thinks and how he will legislate. We hope that as the son of Holocaust survivors, he takes up the cause of immigrants as a councilman.

JMORE Baltimore Jewish Living
Teachers Association of Baltimore County (TABCO)
Fraternal Order of Police
  • "On the issue that is so often the source of tension in Baltimore County — development — Mr. Patoka’s experience as a planner in both Baltimore City and County makes him the superior choice. He understands the dangers of poorly thought out infill in established communities and of a system in which developers have excessive sway. Plus, he has extensive experience in preparing budgets and reviewing contracts on both the local and state level, which are essential skills to a councilman’s oversight role. He has our endorsement."

The Baltimore Sun
Metropolitan Baltimore Council AFL-CIO Unions
Laborers' International Union of North America (LiUNA!) Baltimore/Washington District Council
American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 67
The Council of Administrative and Supervisory Employees (CASE) of Baltimore County Public Schools
Education Support Professionals of Baltimore County
Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1300
UA Local 486 Plumbers and Steamfitters
Baltimore County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics- IAFF Local 1311
Baltimore County Progressive Democrats Club
Progressive Maryland
  • “Izzy has always been a champion of women’s rights and will continue to fight for the rights of all women as the next councilman for the 2nd District of Baltimore County" Mark Stover, Chair

NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland PAC
CASA in Action
  • "Izzy Patoka has spent his career in public service. He was a “get things done” Chief of Capital Budgeting when I first met him, and that is why I recruited him as the founding Director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods. He made Baltimore stronger. When I became Governor, I appointed him to be my Senior Outreach Advisor on Local Government. With him at my side, I was always confident that all 157 mayors and all 23 county leadership boards and councils had a voice in my office. He has proven himself to be a bridge builder and problem solver, and I am proud to endorse him for Baltimore County Council – 2nd District."

Martin O’Malley, former Governor, State of Maryland
  • "I've known Izzy for over 20 years. He has been a champion for public safety. We have worked together on many projects. I am very encouraged and delighted that he is running for Baltimore County Council. Izzy is a great partner for public safety."

James Johnson, former Baltimore County Chief of Police
  • "Izzy Patoka is a long time friend and professional colleague. I support his candidacy for Baltimore County Council. The community won’t find a more fair or dedicated representative than Izzy."

Ken Gelula, former Executive Director of Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI)
  • "Beyond a doubt, Izzy Patoka is the most qualified candidate to serve as councilman of Baltimore County District 2. Izzy exemplifies honesty, fairness and thoughtfulness with every decision he makes. Izzy will use those qualities to fight for sound public safety measures, respectful development and strong education initiatives, among others. With proud enthusiasm, I support Izzy Patoka as the Democratic candidate for Baltimore County Council District 2.”

Dr. Ira Garonzik, Neurosurgeon,  President and Founder, Baltimore Neurosurgery and Spine Center