Trone, Raskin Win Democratic Party Primaries

They will face Republican challengers in November.



Frederick, Md (KM) Incumbent Representative David Trone came out on top during Tuesday’s Democratic Primary in Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District. He took just over 79% of the vote, which included both mail-in ballots and in-person voting.

He will face Republican Delegate Neil Parrott in the November General Election. He  topped two other candidates in the GOP Primary, with 65% of the vote including in-person and mail-in ballots.

Parrott said he spent most of primary election visiting polling places in the 6th District, starting in Garrett County in the morning. He said citizens want someone in Congress who reflects their values. “They really care about whose going to listen. They care about western Maryland issues, whose going to be here and talk to us,” he said.

Parrott has criticized Trone for not  living in the 6th District. Trone said where you live is just a Zip Code. “The key is spending time in the district. And no one has spent more time in Frederick and western Maryland than myself and my team,” he said. “If you’re out in the street listening and learning, you’re going to be focused on the right issues.”

In the 8th District, Representative Jaime Raskin won the Democratic Primary, with just over 86% of the vote. He will face Republican Gregory Coll in the November General Election.

Board of Education

In the Frederick County School Board race, newcomer Sue Johnson was the top vote getter among the seven candidates, taking in just over 19% of the vote. Coming in second and third respectively are incumbents Lois Jarman and Rae Gallagher.



By Kevin McManus