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Kittleman wins tight Howard County executive race
Kittleman wins tight Howard County executive race

Riding a wave of Republican victories nationwide, state Sen. Allan Kittleman defeated County Council member Courtney Watson Tuesday in the race for Howard County executive. The news came in the late-night hours of Nov. 4. To a room full of giddy supporters, County Council member Greg Fox made the announcement: With all precincts reporting, Kittleman had claimed 51 percent of the votes to Watson's 49 percent. Then, to boisterous applause and cheering, Kittleman took the microphone. "This is about Howard County, and we really wanted to make sure that people knew that Howard County deserves to have a government that was working for them," he told the crowd. "And...