Before you head to the polls Thursday (the last day of early voting) or on Tuesday, please don’t forget to check out our “Why You Should Vote For Me” series featuring a number of candidates for local county and state seats.
BethesdaNow.com asked all of the candidates a basic question: Why should voters vote for you?
Here are their responses, in 750 words or less:
County Council At-Large
County Council District 1
Also running: Jim Kirkland (R)
House of Delegates District 16
State Senate District 16
Also running: Meyer Marks (R)
State Senate District 18
Below is Willard’s unedited response:
I have lived in Montgomery County for thirty years. My wife and I raised our three children here, including a son and daughter that we adopted from Guatemala. I have a Ph.D. in history and worked for 26 years at the National Archives. I am now retired and providing day care services for my two year old grandson.
I am running because I want to build a sustainable future so that our children and grandchildren can enjoy the same quality of life that we do. There are many creative solutions we can use to achieve this goal.
We need to reduce our global warming emissions, starting at the local level. We should set a goal of using 100% renewable energy. The county government can take the lead by leasing all county owned roof space and right of ways for crowd funded solar efforts, which will provide residents an inexpensive way to profit from the solar economy. The cost of renewable energy is coming down rapidly, and renewables are now competitive with other sources of electricity. Now is the time to bring the County into the renewable era.
We can build a thriving green economy that provides local jobs for our citizens. Oakland, California established a Green Job Corps that trains youth for the new green economy. D.C. public schools train students for green jobs such as green roof technicians. We can do the same.
We should help small, locally owned businesses by simplifying the sometimes burdensome, bureaucratic maze they face. Promoting cooperative banks, consumer unions, and other locally owned financial institutions will result in more investment in local needs while being less vulnerable to the kind of financial malfeasance that brought down the economy in 2008.
A little more than a week from election day, Democratic attorney general nominee Brian Frosh headed to the polls in the place where he cemented his political career.
The Somerset resident and five-term state senator appears likely to win his race against Republican Jeffrey Pritzker, which would land Frosh one of the state’s highest offices after nearly three decades representing Bethesda and Chevy Chase in Annapolis.
“I’m running on fumes to a certain extent, but the response that we’ve gotten all over the state has been very kind,” Frosh said after voting early in Chevy Chase.
Frosh won nearly 50 percent of the vote in June’s Democratic primary to best Baltimore County Del. Jon Cardin and Prince George’s County Del. Aisha Braveboy. A good chunk of his margin came from a 70 percent to 20 percent advantage over Cardin among Montgomery County Democrats.
The race, during which polls showed Frosh trailing Cardin despite significant backing from state leaders, tested Frosh’s soft-spoken and genial style. The popular narrative had Frosh being forced into attack mode to beat Cardin, who had a name recognition advantage thanks to his uncle — Sen. Ben Cardin.
The general election against Pritzker looks as if it will be smoother sailing.
An early October poll from the Washington Post and the University of Maryland had Frosh up 23 points on his Republican opponent.
Still, Frosh acknowledged a bit of angst over what some are saying will be a low Democratic turnout on Nov. 4.
“At the moment I’m more concerned about Anthony Brown than for me,” Frosh said. “It’s a tough year. We’ve had six years of a Democratic president, eight years of a Democratic governor and nobody’s life is perfect. So people are looking at their options.”
First is Rose Li. Below is Li’s unedited response:
Montgomery County receives only 20 cents back for every dollar we send to Annapolis while richer Howard County gets back 30 cents. The average county gets 55 cents.
What does this inequity mean? The simple answer: a growing burden on Montgomery County residents.
Montgomery County has legitimate claim to its fair share of state funding. Currently our residents contribute 27 percent of the total tax revenue to the state coffers. No wonder we’re known as Maryland’s ATM. At the same time, we are faced with the need to support the increasing diversity and resource deficiencies in our schools, a transit network strained at the seams, county services that are under-funded, residents who are over-taxed and moving to neighboring states, and many other challenges.
I am running for Delegate in this election as a referendum to determine if we will continue with the status quo or begin to effect real change at the State level. My PUT MONTGOMERY COUNTY FIRST is a pledge to fight to apportion the resources to meet our needs.
(Updated at 2 p.m.) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in Bethesda for the second time in two months to stump for Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan.
Tuesday’s appearance with Hogan came at The Original House of Pancakes, where the two shook hands with volunteers and some diners surprised by the accompanying media swarm.
Last month, Christie helped Hogan’s campaign raise more than $400,000 in a luncheon fundraiser at Redwood on Bethesda Lane.
At that event, Christie told an audience of Hogan supporters that Hogan has a legitimate chance to beat Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown on Nov. 4.
The latest Baltimore Sun and Washington Post polls have Brown ahead of Hogan by seven points and nine points, respectively.
On Tuesday, Hogan fended off questions about his recent endorsement by the National Rifle Association before Christie spoke about his confidence in Hogan’s chances.
The video below is via Montgomery Community Media. See their report and more photos here.
Video via Montgomery Community Media
Listen to Republican House of Delegates candidate Rose Li and you’ll hear much of the same message some Democrats used in battling it out with each other during June’s primary.
Li, a research consultant and former NIH supervisor, is attempting to become the first Republican delegate from heavily-Democratic District 16 since Connie Morella in 1986 and she’s doing so with a similarly moderate approach.
Her rallying cry during a Bethesda fundraiser on Monday night was about making Montgomery County’s delegation to Annapolis stronger in order to get more state funding for county projects such as new school construction.
Iterations of the phrase “We receive only 20 cents for every tax dollar sent to Annapolis” permeate her campaign literature. One of her closest supporters said he actually worried the message too closely mirrors that of Phil Andrews, the Democratic councilmember who lost a three-way Democratic primary for county executive.
“Our delegates can’t seem to bring home the bacon. Now when I ask people, including the Democratic County Councilmembers and other state officials, the answer is, ‘You don’t have a very strong delegation. Everybody knows, you’re just going to roll over and do whatever the leadership says,’” Li said on Monday. “The biggest antidote I think to fixing that is to get at least one Republican in office, because that gives those Democratic colleagues of mine the leverage to go back to their leaders and say, ‘Look what happens when we don’t vote in the best interests of our county. We could lose our seats.’
“And then we could start to get the resources that our county needs,” Li continued. “And I think that message resonates regardless of party. It’s about our county and the voters in our county. They’re overlooked, neglected and taken for granted because there’s no accountability.”
At least two of the three winners of the District 16 Democratic primary — incumbent Ariana Kelly and first-timer Marc Korman — appear to be taking Li’s campaign seriously and have restarted campaign fundraising efforts after a financially draining primary. Incumbent Bill Frick is expected to join the pair for an event sometime next month.
At Li’s event on Monday, held at the Positano restaurant in Woodmont Triangle, former Republican Gov. Bob Ehrlich said there’s no doubt Li faces an uphill battle.
“This is a really tough seat in a really tough county in a really tough state,” Ehrlich said. “We have this lady who wants to attack that and win. This is not for show. I’m not here wasting my time, I’m not here wasting your time and we’re not wasting our money.”
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told a Bethesda audience on Wednesday that Democrat Anthony Brown would mean essentially a third term of term-limited Gov. Martin O’Malley.
Christie, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, stumped for Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan at a luncheon fundraiser at Redwood on Bethesda Lane. The Hogan campaign posted video of the closed-to-the-press event on YouTube later in the week.
“There’s no reason why you want a third O’Malley term and that’s exactly what the lieutenant governor would be,” Christie said. “He’d be a third O’Malley term. You don’t want that. You don’t need that and everything that he’s said that he’s been responsible for in this state has been a disaster as far as I can tell.”
The Hogan campaign said the event brought in more than $400,000 from 62 attendees. Hogan’s campaign said Christie’s appearance on behalf of Hogan is also significant in that it shows Republicans on a national stage have taken interest in the Maryland gubernatorial race.
“Let me be really clear abut why I am here: I am here because there are dozens of pundits and supposedly smart people in this state who are going to tell you over the next 48 days that Larry can’t win,” Christie said. “And I am here to tell you that if that were true then we wouldn’t have a two term Republican governor in New Jersey, and we can have one here in Maryland too.”
The Democratic Governors Association has invested a reported $750,000 in support of Brown, including for ads attacking Hogan that the Anne Arundel County businessman has decried as false and misleading.
Christie was in town for about 20 minutes before hitting the road.
Video, photo via Larry Hogan Campaign
Bethesda’s District 16 is one of the few Montgomery County House of Delegates races where there’s significant Republican competition.
After two Democratic candidates spent more than $200,000 in pursuit of one of three nominations in the June primary, a couple of the winners are gearing up more fundraising events for the Nov. 4 general election.
Marc Korman, who was the third leading vote-getter in the primary, had just $3,896 left in his campaign account according to the most recent campaign finance report released in late August.
On Saturday, he’ll be joined by Montgomery County House of Delegates Chair Anne Kaiser for a fundraiser at a supporter’s home in Chevy Chase. Tickets cost $50 and $150.
In an email to supporters, Korman campaign treasurer Mark Brown used the words of Bethesda Magazine political reporter Lou Peck to hammer home the fact there is a contested general election to win:
“District 16 may be home to one of the few active contests for General Assembly in the fall
-Lou Peck, Bethesda Beat, 8/27/14
According to one of Montgomery County’s leading political writers, District 16 may be the only active contest for the House of Delegates in the County. That’s why Marc needs your support.
If you know Marc, you know he is not taking anything for granted as we approach the general election. Marc will be on the November ballot for the first time and knows he has to earn a seat in Annapolis. He has been meeting with community leaders and is back at the doors speaking with voters just like he was before the primary. But Marc needs sufficient campaign funds to win in November.
That main Republican competition is coming from Rose Li, a research consultant and former NIH employee who reported $27,364 in the bank in her August report. Republican candidates John Andrews and Lynda del Castillo were both nominated by the county’s Republican Central Committee and have waived their right to raise more than $1,000 for campaign purposes.
Democratic incumbent Ariana Kelly reported $19,754 in the bank in August and this week announced her own fundraising event on Oct. 7 at Roof Bethesda, with tickets costing $100, $250, $500 and $1,000.
Democratic incumbent Bill Frick reported $34,844 in the bank in his late August report.
About 24 percent of registered Democrats in Montgomery County voted in June’s primary, a discouraging number in a year with three Democratic gubernatorial candidates and a number of hotly contested state and county contests.
Kevin Walling, the Bethesda resident who at one time sought election in one of those state races, instead ran for the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee and was later elected chair.
The political consultant said the paltry turnout was a “wake up call” for local Democrats. Now, the Central Committee is embarking on a countywide voter registration week from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4 to shore up support for the Democratic winners as they take on Republican opponents in November.
There have been many theories for the apparent lack of engagement in local politics. Walling said the predominantly Democratic status of Montgomery County provides challenges, even while it means local Democratic candidates are favorites in contested November races.
“It’s a blessing as party chair to not have serious Republican competition on the local level, for our state delegation or the Council, but it’s also a curse to the party as well in terms of how do we get people to stay engaged,” Walling said. “We hear all the time, ‘My vote doesn’t matter.’
To register more Democrats, Walling and the MCDCC are appealing to local organizations and clubs to hold voter registration activities.
Walling dropped out of the District 16 House of Delegates race earlier this year to run for the Central Committee, which is the official county arm of the state’s Democratic party. One of its main priorities for the 60 days leading up to the Nov. 4 gubernatorial election is ensuring big margins of victory in Montgomery County for statewide Democratic candidates Anthony Brown and Brian Frosh.
“Our statewide candidates are looking to Montgomery County to be that beachhead, that foundation to their campaigns,” Walling said.
Walling said he hopes the MCDCC can reach out to more than just the “normal political groups” to push its message.
“We don’t have specific number goals. What we want to see is engagement in diverse communities and with people in communities where we haven’t really had a presence,” Walling said. “I think that is when we will be able to quantify success.”
Gov. Martin O’Malley, U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and County Executive Isiah Leggett rolled burritos and mashed guacamole on Thursday in Bethesda before talking about raising the country’s minimum wage.
Perez, O’Malley and Leggett chose Boloco (4930 Elm St.) because the Boston-based chain of fast casual burrito restaurants pays its workers a median wage of $11.50 an hour, compared to the $8.83 an hour average median wage of fast food employees nationally.
Last November, the Montgomery County Council approved a bill to raise the minimum wage for employees in the county to $11.50 per hour by 2017, way more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Neighboring Prince George’s County and Washington D.C. approved the same minimum wage increase as part of a regional effort.
Earlier this year, O’Malley signed a bill to raise the minimum wage elsewhere in the state of Maryland to $10.10 by 2018.
“We were talking to your employees here and I was amazed at how long they’ve been here. The reason they’ve been here a long time is really simple, because you treat them well,” said Perez, the Takoma Park resident, former member of Montgomery County Council and one-time O’Malley appointee. “When you treat people well, they become loyal. That’s not rocket science. That’s common sense business 101.”
Perez was addressing Boloco CEO Patrick Renna in front of a large group of cameras in Boloco Bethesda’s dining area.
The trio took a few minutes to make some food. Employees taught Leggett how to roll a burrito. Leggett and Perez then made some gaucamole as O’Malley ate some lunch.
The three said Boloco, Montgomery County and the state of Maryland — as well as counties and states across the country — show that raising the minimum wage won’t lead to the doomsday scenarios some opponents claim. Montgomery County’s minimum wage will increase to $8.40 an hour in October, $9.55 in 2015, $10.75 in 2016 and $11.50 in 2017.
O’Malley said his preference was to raise the state’s minimum wage higher than $10.10 and do it earlier than 2018, but the bill that passed was a result of “legislative compromise.”
Perez urged residents to “vote with their feet” and patronize businesses that pay employees decent wages.
(Updated at 4:15 p.m.) A Republican political candidate and Bethesda resident says the County Council has surrendered in the War on Drugs by passing a marijuana decriminalization resolution on Tuesday.
Robert Dyer, one of four Republican at-large Council candidates who will be on the ballot in November, released a statement in which he said the resolution would lead to more drug dealers and hurt the county’s economic development prospects.
“It is a terrible message to children in our community, and an action that will increase crime and reduce public safety in our neighborhoods,” Dyer said. “Family-friendly neighborhoods are drug-free neighborhoods. If elected, I won’t surrender in the war on drugs like my opponents have. The ‘sense of the Council’ is nonsense. It’s time to reject those who would score political points at the expense of the health and safety of our citizens.”
The Council unanimously approved the resolution Tuesday morning. It comes on the heels of statewide marijuana decriminalization in this year’s General Assembly.
The county action directs county police to make the arrest of those who possess marijuana one of the department’s lowest priorities. It also states that effective May 12, Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy directed his office not to prosecute first-time offenders for the possession of small amounts of marijuana, even if accompanied by paraphernalia.
The state decriminalization law signed April 14 omitted the paraphernalia component, something state lawmakers have said was an oversight they expect to resolve next session.
The law makes the possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana punishable by civil fines for the first two offenses for those 21 and over.
Supporters of the decriminalization effort at the state and county levels pointed to statistics that show African Americans go to jail at a higher rate for marijuana possession, despite usage levels that are the same as whites.
The resolution also stated that “otherwise law-abiding residents could be saddled with a criminal record that makes it more difficult to subsequently obtain a job, housing, government benefits, student loans, college admission, and causes difficulties in many other areas of life.”
As to one reason for why turnout was so low in Montgomery County, the veteran of county politics put forward an interesting theory.
“In the past, we have been divided by two things in Montgomery County, by A. Education and B. Growth and development in the county,” Leggett told WAMU radio host Kojo Nnamdi during his show on Friday. “Growth and development really divided the county almost in half.
“So you had a great deal of interests coming as a result of that. With the recession, and many people feeling we need jobs and we need to grow, that issue has basically been taken off the table,” said Leggett, who was expanding on comments he made to the Washington Post about the low turnout.
All Council incumbents and Leggett comfortably won their Democratic primaries. Not all are seen as pro-growth. At-large Councilmember Marc Elrich, who has been the lone vote against major redevelopment in certain master plans, got the most at-large votes.
Elrich was the lone vote against the Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan, passed in July 2013. The Takoma Park resident criticized the way the county evaluated traffic numbers and said the proposed development disregarded the views of existing homeowners.
Development and the Purple Line dominated the conversation during an at-large Council debate in Chevy Chase. Could it have been a reason why precincts in Chevy Chase saw slightly higher turnout numbers than the rest of the county?
Regardless, the 2014 primary didn’t feature anything like former Councilmember Blair Ewing’s slow-growth coalition of 2002, which matched up against then-County Executive Doug Duncan’s “End Gridlock” slate. In 2006, Leggett positioned himself as slow growth in his run for county executive, at least compared to opponent Steve Silverman.
This election cycle, the question of development wasn’t as prominent — at least in the county executive race.
“If you go back years before, every candidate had to address the issue of growth and development,” Leggett said Friday. “The recession basically eliminated that interest.”
The solidly blue county of 630,255 registered voters had a turnout rate of just 16.34 percent after Tuesday’s elections, the lowest of any county in the state.
Almost 24 percent of the county’s Democrats turned out, an unimpressive mark that nonetheless looks to have been lifted by higher than average Democratic turnout in Bethesda and Chevy Chase precincts.
In legislative District 16, which covers Bethesda, part of North Bethesda and Potomac, 28.55 percent of registered Democrats voted either Tuesday or in early voting. That’s a total of 14,461 voters and good for the best Democratic turnout rate of any legislative district in the county.
In County Council District 1 — the race incumbent Councilmember Roger Berliner won against Duchy Trachtenberg — 23,475 Democrats voted for a turnout rate of 28.75 percent, again the best turnout among council districts in Montgomery.
Boiling those numbers down even further will show many Bethesda and Chevy Chase polling places had Democratic turnouts surpassing 30 percent — a modest but significant fact for a state that as a whole had a primary turnout of roughly 22 percent.
The polling place at Rollingwood School Center in Chevy Chase (3200 Woodbine St.) had the best Democratic turnout among local precincts with 38.18 of registered Democrats voting either on Tuesday or in early voting.
Chevy Chase Village Hall, Clara Barton Community Center, Chevy Chase Elementary School, Westbrook Elementary School and Bethesda Library were among the local precincts that got votes from at least 30 percent of its registered Democrats.
Electronic polling book problems early on Tuesday at Bethesda Library, Chevy Chase Elementary and Westland Middle School didn’t seem to hurt turnout. Some voters who showed up at the start of voting at 7 a.m. had to fill out paper provisional ballots or return later because electronic voting cards weren’t working.
At Somerset Elementary School, near the home of attorney general nominee Brian Frosh, 772 Democrats voted on Tuesday or during early voting. Anecdotal evidence on Tuesday suggested voting there and at nearby precincts was higher than elsewhere because of Frosh’s popularity and what was expected to be a tough race against Baltimore County Del. Jon Cardin.
Two of the worst local turnouts came at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, which actually was the voting place for two precincts. One B-CC precinct reported 24.88 percent Democratic turnout, the other reported just 19.28 percent Democratic turnout.
Friendship Heights Village Center, thought by some to be a key precinct because of its surrounding senior population, pulled in 652 total Democratic voters for a turnout of just 26.45 percent.
All incumbent Montgomery County leaders won their primaries, while Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz and Silver Spring Del. Tom Hucker grabbed the two vacant County Council spots.
All three county executive candidates got at least 22 percent of the vote and Hucker beat closest competitor Evan Glass by a mere 217 votes in District 5:
COUNTY EXECUTIVE (D):
Ike Leggett — 37,047 (45.46 percent)
Doug Duncan — 26,348 (32.33 percent)
Phil Andrews — 18,091 (22.20 percent)
COUNTY COUNCIL AT-LARGE (D):
Marc Elrich — 53,394 (21.15 percent)
Nancy Floreen — 49,094 (19.45 percent)
Hans Riemer — 46,473 (18.41 percent)
George Leventhal — 42,835 (16.97 percent)
Beth Daly — 36,787 (14.57 percent)
Vivian Malloy — 23,829 (9.44 percent)
COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1 (D):
Roger Berliner — 16,395 (78.51 percent)
Duchy Trachtenberg — 4,487 (21.49 percent)
COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2 (D):
Craig Rice — 6,478 (76.35 percent)
Neda Bolourian — 2,007 (23.65 percent)
COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3 (D):
Sidney Katz — 5,578 (40.90 percent)
Tom Moore — 4,527 (33.20 percent)
Ryan Spiegel — 3,074 (22.54 percent)
Guled Kassim — 458 (3.36 percent)
COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4 (D):
Nancy Navarro — 11,530 (100 percent)
COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 5 (D):
Tom Hucker — 7,184 (38.60 percent)
Evan Glass — 6,967 (37.44 percent)
Christopher Barclay — 1,789 (9.61 percent)
Terrill North — 1,687 (9.07 percent)
Jeffrey Thames — 982 (5.28 percent)
BOARD OF EDUCATION AT-LARGE:
Jill Ortman-Fouse — 26,678 (33.94 percent)
Shebra Evans — 24,746 (31.48 percent)
Edward Amatetti — 16,237 (20.66 percent)
Merry Heidorn — 10,938 (13.92 percent)
Full election results are here.
With all Montgomery County and virtually all state precincts reporting, here are the results of Tuesday’s state primary races — plus the results of our local Congressional primary:
TURNOUT MONTGOMERY COUNTY:
102,263 cards cast from 630,254 registered voters (16.23 percent)
GOVERNOR (D) STATEWIDE:
Anthony Brown/Ken Ulman — 236,037 (51.29 percent)
Doug Gansler/Jolene Ivey — 111,497 (24.23 percent)
Heather Mizeur/Delman Coates — 99,913 (21.71 percent)
Cindy Walsh/Mary Elizabeth-Pennacchia — 6,441 (1.4 percent)
Charles Smith/Clarence Tucker — 3,296 (0.72 percent)
Ralph Jaffe/Freda Jaffe — 2,997 (0.65 percent)
GOVERNOR (D) MONTGOMERY COUNTY:
Anthony Brown/Ken Ulman — 38,861 (46.89 percent)
Doug Gansler/Jolene Ivey — 23,968 (28.92 percent)
Heather Mizeur/Delman Coates — 18,544 (22.37 percent)
Cindy Walsh/Mary Elizabeth-Pennacchia — 806 (0.97 percent)
Ralph Jaffe/Freda Jaffe — 380 — 0.46 percent
Charles Smith/Clarence Tucker — 0.39 percent
GOVERNOR (R ) STATEWIDE:
Larry Hogan/Boyd Rutherford — 89,177 (43 percent)
David Craig/Jeannie Haddaway — 60,390 (29 percent)
Charles Lollar/Ken Timmerman — 32,165 (15.51 percent)
Ron George/Shelley Aloi — 25,624 (12.36 percent)
ATTORNEY GENERAL (D) STATEWIDE:
Brian Frosh — 217,134 (49.68 percent)
Jon Cardin — 132,331 (30.28 percent)
Aisha Braveboy — 87,592 (20.04 percent)
ATTORNEY GENERAL (D) MONTGOMERY COUNTY:
Brian Frosh — 55,916 (70.48 percent)
Jon Cardin — 15,877 (20.01 percent)
Aisha Braveboy — 7,546 (9.51 percent)
U.S. CONGRESS 8 (D):
Chris Van Hollen — 48,405 (93.58 percent)
George English — 2,203 (4.26 percent)
Lih Young — 1,120 (2.17 percent)
DISTRICT 16 STATE SENATE (D):
Susan Lee — 10,985 (84.77 percent)
Hugh Hill — 1,769 (13.65 percent)
J’aime Drayton — 205 (1.58 percent)
DISTRICT 18 STATE SENATE (D):
Rich Madaleno — 6,808 (58.20 percent)
Dana Beyer — 4,890 (41.80 percent)
DISTRICT 16 HOUSE OF DELEGATES (D):
Ariana Kelly — 9,113 (25.61 percent)
Bill Frick — 8,199 (23.04 percent)
Marc Korman — 7,760 (21.80 percent)
Hrant Jamgochian — 5,477 (15.39 percent)
Jordan Cooper — 2,627 (7.38 percent)
Peter Dennis — 1,056 (2.97 percent)
Karen Kuker-Kihl — 723 (2.03 percent)
Gareth Murray — 634 (1.78 percent)
DISTRICT 18 HOUSE OF DELEGATES (D):
Jeff Waldstreicher — 6,798 (21.59 percent)
Ana Sol Gutierrez — 6,701 (21.28 percent)
Al Carr — 5,991 (19.02 percent)
Emily Shetty — 3,587 (11.39 percent)
Rick Kessler — 3,566 (11.32 percent)
Natali Fani-Gonzalez — 2,614 (8.30 percent)
Elizabeth Matory — 2,237 (7.10 percent)