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Year in Review: Election represents changing of the guard at state and county levels

Year in Review: Election represents changing of the guard at state and county levels

November's general election and June's primary represented a changing of the guard statewide and locally, as Maryland elected Republican Larry Hogan to the governor's office and Carroll County choose three new members of the Board of Commissioners, two new members to the Board of Education, a new sheriff and, for the first time in two decades, a new state's attorney. Hogan became just the second Republican governor elected since the 1960s in deep-blue Maryland, defeating Democrat Anthony G. Brown, who had been lieutenant governor under Martin O'Malley during his two terms in office. "It's not a realignment. It's not turning a blue state red....

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