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Douglass, of Mount Airy, wins District 4 Democratic primary for state senator

Douglass, of Mount Airy, wins District 4 Democratic primary for state senator
Voting judge Renée Richards of Westminster hands out "I Voted" stickers to voters at South Carroll High School on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Jen Rynda / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

Voters in Maryland’s 4th Legislative District, which primarily covers Frederick County, but also includes a portion of southwestern Carroll County, took to the polls Tuesday, June 26.

Two District 4 Democrats battled in Tuesday’s gubernatorial primary election to advance to November’s general election for state senator.

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Jessica Douglass, a Mount Airy resident, teaches in Montgomery County Public Schools, according to her website. She earned 3,481 votes to advance.

Sabrina Massett works for the Frederick County Department of Social Services, according to the her campaign website. She secured 3,190 votes.

Douglass will move on to the general election where she will take on incumbent Republican Sen. Michael Hough, who won 8,599 votes in an uncontested Republican primary.

While only one of the Democratic candidates for state Senate could advance to the general election, all six District 4 candidates for the House of Delegates — three Republicans and three Democrats — will advance to the November election.

Republicans Barrie Ciliberti, an incumbent, Dan Cox and Jesse Pippy; and Democrats Darrin Smith, Ysela Bravo and Lois Jarman ran unopposed in the House of Delegates primary.

Cox set the pace for his Republican counterparts with 7,556 votes, Pippy got 6,890 and Ciliberti secured 6,862.

Jarman slightly edged other Democratic candidates with 5,557 votes, compared to 5,475 for Bravo and 4,689 for Smith.

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