Allan H. Kittleman

Howard County Council incumbent ousted in primary by two votes

Howard County Council incumbent ousted in primary by two votes

Political newcomer Liz Walsh has upset incumbent County Councilman Jon Weinstein in Howard County’s Democratic primary, elections officials announced Friday.

With all absentee and provisional ballots counted, Walsh beat Weinstein by two votes, according to Howard County Board of Elections Director Guy Mickley.

“I’m not sure Howard County has ever seen a race this close,” Mickley said on Friday.

Weinstein, in his first term, said he was weighing whether to ask for a recount.

If the count stands, Weinstein’s loss will mean that the next five-member County Council will be entirely new and Walsh will face Republican Raj Kathuria in the November general election for the...

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