State Del. Nick Mosby maintained his substantial lead in the Democratic primary for Baltimore City Council president with the release of additional returns.
The state elections board published returns late Saturday. The numbers showed Mosby holding at 40%, with a nearly 13,000-vote gap between him and his closest competition — a gap that widened from Friday night’s returns.
The West Baltimore legislator has considerable name recognition after a stint on the City Council and a 2016 bid for the Democratic nomination for mayor. He is also married to prominent Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
Also competing in the primary for Baltimore’s No. 2 position are City Councilwoman Shannon Sneed, former City Councilman Carl Stokes and four other less prominent Democrats.
The number of Democratic ballots cast is approaching 150,000, according to elections board data. Tens of thousands of ballots must still be counted.