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Our picks for the County Council
Our picks for the County Council

There are three givens in this year's Howard County Council races. First, at least two familiar faces will return as Democrats Mary Kay Sigaty and Jen Terasa have no opposition. And there will be an open contest in District 1 as Courtney Watson is vacating her seat for a run for county executive. In that District 1 race, newcomers Democrat Jon Weinstein and Republican Kevin Schmidt both made it through competitive primaries. In what may be the most contested race for a council seat, both candidates seem to be more than capable of replacing Watson on the council. But in weighing all factors, Weinstein, a candidate four years ago for House of Delegates, narrowly receives our...