Dan Cox has been projected the winner for the GOP gubernatorial race.
Frederick, Md. (NS) – In-person early and day-of votes are being tallied, and the primary elections for Maryland and Frederick County are taking shape.
Republican Dan Cox has been projected the winner of the GOP nomination for Maryland Governor. He defeated Kelly Schulz.
Frederick County Councilwoman Jessica Fitzwater has come out on top in Democratic Primary for County Executive. As of midnight on Wednesday, she took in 56% of the vote, moving ahead of Councilman Kai Hagen and former Board of Education member Daryl Boffman.
“I’m feeling so excited and happy seeing the numbers coming in. It’s really a testament to the huge team that I have behind me and all of the supporters that have been there from day one,” said Fitzwater.
She said her campaign is in a holding pattern until the absentee ballots are counted beginning on Thursday.
“I’ve worked very hard to get out across the county, knocking on doors in this race so far, and I will continue that, should I be so lucky to be the nominee as we move ahead,” Fitzwater added.
She will face Republican Michael Hough, who ran unopposed, in the general election in November.
In the District 3 State Senate race, Frederick County Delegate Karen Lewis Young won the Democratic Primary with about 68% of the vote.
“I felt good going into this, but I hadn’t anticipated that it would be quite this strong,” said Lewis Young.
She said she will bring her experience in Annapolis to the job as State Senator.
“I’ve been doing the position for the past 8 years, it was just called something else. It was called Delegate, but Senators and Delegates do exactly the same thing. Senates just handle a bit more volume, there are fewer of them. So what better preparation is there?” Lewis Young explained.
She will face Republican Angela McIntosh in the general election.
Two incumbents in the Frederick County Legislative Delegation won their respective parties’ nominations during the Maryland primary.
Democratic Delegate Ken Kerr won his primary in District 3, joining newcomer Kris Fair. Kerr said he’s confident in his win.
“My core issues are still making sure that kids get a good education, that there’s economic opportunity for families, and that everyone has affordable health care,” said Kerr.
Also winning in the District 4 race was Republican Delegate Jesse Pippy.
“I’m honored to have the support of the Republican voters in the district. I’ve worked very hard over the past 4 years to represent them well with constituent services, with my conservative voting record,” said Pippy.
He joins Barrie Ciliberti and April Miller on the ballot in November.
These are unofficial results, and the official vote totals l won’t be known until mail-in ballots are counted beginning on Thursday.