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Dems compete to face incumbent Republicans in District 9

Dems compete to face incumbent Republicans in District 9
Voting judge Shannon McClanahan puts on her "I Voted" sticker after she cast her ballot at West Middle School/William Winchester Elementary School on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Jen Rynda / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

Voters in Maryland’s 9th Legislative District, which covers Howard County and also includes a small part of southern Carroll County, cast ballots in the 2018 gubernatorial primary election.

As of 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Republican incumbent Sen. Gail Bates led Republican challenger Neil Novotny, a retired military officer, with 36 of 45 election day precincts recorded. Bates had 3,840 votes. Novotny had 3,263.

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Democratic candidate Katie Fry Hester, a senior adviser at The Partnering Initiative, was unopposed in her party’s primary. Hester, who garnered 8,574 votes in the primary, will face the winner of the Republican primary in November’s general election.

Going into Tuesday, three Democrats were competing in the primary election for the House of Delegates in District 9A. Steven Bolen, Michael Gross and Natalie Ziegler are the three candidates.

As of 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, with 20 of 28 election day precincts recorded, Ziegler led the group with 3,655 votes, Bolen controlled second place with 2,133 and Gross was in last with 1,272.

The two Democratic candidates with the most votes will face incumbent Republicans in November’s general election.

Trent Kittleman and Warren Miller ran unopposed on the Republican side of the primary election. As of 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, with 20 of 28 election day precincts recorded, Kittleman had secured 4,174 votes and Miller 3,924.

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