Wins, losses and close calls among Baltimore City and County General Assembly races

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The statewide race for governor may have attracted the most attention this election season, but all 188 seats in the General Assembly also are up for grabs. Here’s a district-by-district look at where things stood as of Thursday among House and Senate races in Baltimore City and County, and a peek at who’s running in November.

Neither the city nor the county counted votes Thursday, but they will resume Friday.


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District 40

In District 40, which covers Claremont, Mount Royal and Hampden, incumbents Melissa Wells, Frank M. Conaway Jr. and Marlon D. Amprey, who was appointed to the House last year, held their own in a crowded field of Democratic contenders. They will face Republican Zulieka A. Baysmore, a member of the Baltimore City Republican Central Committee, in November as voters decide which three candidates will represent them in Annapolis come January.


Sen. Antonio Hayes, a Democrat finishing his first term, will go head-to-head against Republican Christopher Anderson, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, in November.

District 41

Covering Irvington, Forest Park and Pimlico, District 41 has three representatives in the House. Democratic delegates Dalya Attar, Tony Bridges and Samuel I. “Sandy” Rosenberg will fight in November to maintain their House seats against Republican Scott Graham, who ran unopposed in the primary.

Sen. Jill Carter, a Democrat, is running unopposed in November.

District 43A

Waverly, Kenilworth Park, Ramblewood and other neighborhoods in District 43A have two representatives in the House. Del. Regina Boyce and Special Assistant Attorney General Elizabeth Embry, both Democrats, will face Republican Gwendolyn O. Butler, who ran uncontested in the primary.

Sen. Mary Washington, a Democrat who represents District 43A and 43B, is running uncontested.

District 45

District 45, which includes Hamilton, Gardenville and Armistead Gardens, has three delegates. Jackie Addison, a Democrat and community liaison for the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods, will appear on the November ticket. As of 1:15 p.m. Thursday, The Associated Press positioned Del. Stephanie Smith and Caylin Young, the deputy director for the Baltimore City Office of Equity and Civil Rights, in second and third place for the two remaining Democratic nominations, respectively.

The top three will face Republican Antonio Barboza in November.

By Thursday, Smith and Young had roughly 130 votes more than Del. Chanel Branch, who was appointed to fill former Del. Cheryl Glenn’s seat in 2020. Branch is the daughter of House Majority Whip Talmadge Branch, who announced this year he would not be seeking reelection.


Sen. Cory McCray, a Democrat, is running an uncontested race to maintain his Senate seat in November.

District 46

Covering Fells Point, Canton, Patterson Park, Cherry Hill and Brooklyn, District 46 has three state delegates. House Judiciary Committee Chair Luke Clippinger, Del. Robbyn Lewis and attorney Mark Edelson, all of whom are Democrats, will face Republicans Mekkah X. Mohammed, J. Brian Voss and Pete Waters in November.

Senate President Bill Ferguson, a Democrat who represents District 46, will compete against Republican Emmanuel Digman in November.

District 6

District 6, which covers Dundalk and Essex in Baltimore County, has three representatives in the Maryland House of Delegates. Republicans Ric Metzgar, Robin Grammer and Bob Long will compete to keep their seats against Megan Ann Mioduszewski and Jake Mohorovic III, the only Democrats in the race.

Sen. Johnny Ray Salling, a Republican, will face Democrat Cory D. Edwards this fall.

District 7A

District 7A, which includes Middle River, White Marsh and Kingsville, has two delegates. Del. Kathy Szeliga, the former House minority whip, and Ryan Nawrocki, a former spokesman for Congressman Andy Harris, came out on top of the Republican ticket, knocking incumbent Joseph C. Boteler III out of the race. Szeliga and Nawrocki will face attorney Lydia X. Z. Brown — the lone Democrat in the race — in November.


Republican Sen. J.B. Jennings, the former Senate minority leader, is uncontested.

District 8

Covering the Parkville, Rosedale and Perry Hall area, District 8 has three delegates in the House. Democrat Nick Allen and incumbent Democrats Harry Bhandari and Carl Jackson, who was appointed to his seat in 2019, will face Republicans Timothy M. Neubauer, a truck driver, Kathleen A. Smero, the chair of the county’s Republican Party, and Glen Geelhaar, an engineering assistant, in November.

Democratic Sen. Kathy Klausmeier will vie to retain her seat against Republican Ken Fitch in November.

District 10

Running through Randallstown and Reisterstown, District 10 has three delegates. Republican candidates Patricia R. Fallon and Jordan Porompyae will run against nonprofit employee Jennifer White and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones, both Democrats. As of Thursday at 1:15 p.m., The Associated Press had attorney N. Scott Phillips in the lead to be the third prevailing Democrat on the ticket.

Republican William Newton will face Del. Ben Brooks, a Democrat, in the fight to fill the seat that will open when Senate Finance Committee Chair Delores G. Kelley retires after more than 30 years in the General Assembly.

District 11A

Encompassing the Owings Mills area up to Oregon Ridge Park, District 11A has one delegate. The only candidate to throw her hat in the ring was Cheryl E. Pasteur, a retired Democrat, who will be sworn in at the start of the next term.


Democratic Sen. Shelly Hettleman, who represents District 11A and 11B, will take on Republican candidate Ruth Goetz in November. Hettleman started this term in the House of Delegates, and was appointed to her Senate seat when former Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Chair Bobby Zirkin announced he was stepping down in late 2019.

District 11B

District 11B, which includes Pikesville and Mays Chapel, has two delegates. Incumbent Democrats Dana Stein and Jon Cardin will face Republicans Jim Simpson and Tyler A. Stiff in November. Del. Lisa Belcastro, a Democrat who was appointed to the House in 2020, was unseated.

District 42A

Despite covering a large swath of Baltimore County, including Jacksonville and Mt. Carmel up to the Pennsylvania border, District 42A only has one delegate. Incumbent Republican Nino Mangione will face Democrat Paul V. Konka, both of whom ran uncontested primary campaigns.

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Sen. Chris West came out on top of the competition for the Republican nomination. Running uncontested in November, West, who represents District 42A and 42B, will keep his seat.

District 42B

Covering the Warren area, District 42B also has one delegate. Incumbent Democrat Michele Guyton will be on the ballot in November. In the Republican primary race Todd Huff was leading Jay Walton by a razor-thin 58 votes as of Thursday.

District 43B

Encompassing the Towson area, including Towson University, District 43B has one delegate. Del. Cathi Forbes, a Democrat who was appointed to the legislature in 2019, swept the competition and is running uncontested in November.


Sen. Mary Washington, who also represents District 43A, is likewise uncontested.

District 44A

District 44A covers a portion of the area around Arbutus and has one delegate. Democratic Del. Eric Ebersole will face Republican small business owner Joseph D. “Joe” Hooe in the general election.

Democratic Sen. Charles E. Sydnor crushed Ilyas Chohan in the primary and is running uncontested in November. Sydnor, who also represents District 44B, started the current term in the House of Delegates before being appointed to his Senate seat in 2020.

District 44B

Covering the Catonsville and Woodlawn area, District 44B has two representatives in the House of Delegates. Del. Sheila Ruth, a Democrat appointed in 2020, will maintain her seat in the House. As of Thursday at 1:15 p.m., The Associated Press had Aletheia McCaskill as the second Democrat to appear on the ticket in November, but it had yet to call the race.

For the record

This article has been corrected to say Todd Huff on Thursday was leading Jay Walton by 58 votes. The Sun regrets the error.