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Del. Nick Mosby keeps sizable lead in Democratic primary for Baltimore City Council president

Council president candidate Nick Mosby campaigns at Edmondson Westside High School Tuesday morning.
Council president candidate Nick Mosby campaigns at Edmondson Westside High School Tuesday morning. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)

State Del. Nick Mosby maintained a sizable lead in the Democratic primary for Baltimore City Council president as more ballots were counted Sunday.

The state elections board published new returns Sunday night. Mosby had nearly 41% of the vote — ahead of the nearest competitor, Councilwoman Shannon Sneed, by more than 15,300 votes.

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Mosby, of West Baltimore, is a former city councilman and ran for the Democratic nomination for mayor in 2016. He is married to city State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby, also a Democrat.

Former Councilman Carl Stokes and four other less prominent Democrats also sought the nomination for the citywide post.

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On Sunday night, the returns showed Sneed with nearly 29% of the vote and Stokes with roughly 22%.

Results have been delayed as ballots are counted in the state’s first mostly mail-in election.

The winner in the primary will face the only Republican running, Jovani Patterson, in November. Registered Democrats outnumber Republican voters by nearly 10 to 1 in Baltimore.


Baltimore Democratic primary

These are the returns so far after elections officials counted all day Sunday. Officials said they still had roughly 18,500 ballots on hand to count from both parties, the vast majority from Democrats. More ballots could still arrive by mail. 

Mayor

Brandon Scott; 28.7%; 39,043

Sheila Dixon; 28.4%; 38,655

Mary Miller; 15.5%; 21,002

City Council president

Nick Mosby; 40.7%; 51,493

Shannon Sneed; 28.6%; 36,111

Carl Stokes; 21.6%; 27,307

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Comptroller 

Bill Henry; 53.9%; 67,038

Joan Pratt; 46.1%; 57,282

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