Redistricting left the residents of the 8th District with two incumbents for three spots. Del. John Cluster, Christian Miele and Norma Secoura are unopposed in the Republican primary, but there is significant competition among the Democrats. Del. Eric Bromwell, though still young at 37, is running for his fourth term in Annapolis, and he has matured as a lawmaker during his time. He is fiscally conservative, as befits his district, but he took a courageous stance in support of marriage equality, which encouraged other centrist Democrats to join the cause. Look for him to move up to a position of leadership in his next term. He has our endorsement. Among a field of good candidates, we endorse Renee Smith and Harry Bhandari. Ms. Smith is a long-time aide to state Sen. Katherine Klausmeier, and she brings tremendous knowledge of the district and experience in constituent service. Mr. Bhandari is a native of Nepal who started out in this country as a gas station attendant and worked his way through college and graduate school. He is now a teacher, and he has a passion for education policy. He has an immigrant's drive and appreciation for the opportunities this country affords, and we have no doubt that he would work hard to make sure others have the same chances to succeed.