2018 Maryland county executive elections

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The Maryland county executive elections of 2018 took place on November 6, 2018, with the primary election occurring on June 26, 2018.[1]

Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Frederick County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County, and Wicomico County elected county executives.

Anne Arundel County[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republican[edit]

Democratic[edit]

  • Steuart Pittman, president of the Maryland Horse Council and owner of Dodon Farm[2]

Results[edit]

Anne Arundel County Executive election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steuart Pittman 118,572 52.3
Republican Steve Schuh (incumbent) 107,905 47.6
n/a Write-ins 259 0.1
Total votes 226,736 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

Baltimore County[edit]

Incumbent Baltimore County Executive Kevin B. Kamenetz is prevented from seeking a third term due to term limits, creating an open seat. Kamenetz died on May 10, 2018, making County Administrative Officer Fred Homan acting County Executive. Homan is not running for election.

Candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John A. Olszewski Jr. 27,820 32.88
Democratic James Brochin 27,803 32.86
Democratic Vicki Almond 26,842 31.7
Democratic Kevin Marron 2,136 2.5
Total votes 84,601 100.0

Recount[edit]

The Democratic Party result was in dispute and runner-up Jim Brochin has requested a recount, which commenced on July 12, 2018. On election night, Olszewski finished ahead of Brochin by 350 votes. After absentee ballots were counted, Olszewski finished ahead of Brochin by 9 votes, out of roughly 84,500 cast. Vicki Almond finished third by roughly 1,000 votes. Olszewski ended up winning the recount by 17 votes.

Republican[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alfred W. Redmer Jr. 18,058 55.5
Republican Pat McDonough 14,487 44.5
Total votes 32,545 100

General Election

Results[edit]

Baltimore County Executive election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John A. Olszewski Jr. 186,693 57.8
Republican Al Redmer 135,702 42.0
n/a Write-ins 448 0.2
Total votes 322,843 100.0
Democratic hold

Frederick County[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

  • Kathy Afzali, state delegate
  • Kirby Delauter, Frederick County Council Member
  • Regina Williams, former Budget Officer of Frederick County

Results[edit]

Frederick County Executive election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jan Gardner (incumbent) 55,692 52.1
Republican Kathy Afzali 46,063 43.1
Independent Earl Henry Robbins, Jr. 4,944 4.6
n/a Write-ins 104 0.1
Total votes 106,803 100.00
Democratic hold

Harford County[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republican[edit]

Democratic[edit]

  • Maryann Connaghan Forgan

Results[edit]

Harford County Executive election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Glassman (incumbent) 73,908 67.4
Democratic Maryann Connaghan Forgan 35,557 32.4
n/a Write-ins 237 0.2
Total votes 109,702 100.0
Republican hold

Howard County[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Howard County Executive election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Calvin Ball III 75,566 52.8
Republican Allan H. Kittleman (incumbent) 67,457 47.1
n/a Write-ins 124 0.1
Total votes 143,147 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

Montgomery County[edit]

Isiah "Ike" Leggett, incumbent county executive, former Montgomery County Councilman and former chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party is not eligible for reelection.

Candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

  • Roger Berliner, Montgomery County Council chair (Potomac-Bethesda)
  • David Blair, businessman
  • Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Council member (at large)
  • Rose Krasnow, former mayor of Rockville; deputy director of planning, Montgomery County
  • George L. Leventhal, Montgomery County Council member (at large)
  • William C. Frick, Maryland House Majority Leader (District 16)

Republican[edit]

Unaffiliated[7][edit]

Primary election results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marc Elrich 37,532 29.0
Democratic David Blair 37,455 29.0
Democratic Rose Krasnow 19,644 15.2
Democratic Roger Berliner 16,710 12.9
Democratic George L. Levanthal 13,318 10.3
Democratic Bill Frick 4,687 3.6
Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robin Ficker 11,178 100

General election results[edit]

Montgomery County Executive election, 2018[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marc Elrich 259,901 64.7
Independent Nancy Floreen 76,092 19.0
Republican Robin Ficker 65,096 16.2
n/a Write-ins 394 0.1
Total votes 401,483 100.0
Democratic hold

Prince George's County[edit]

The current County Executive, Democrat Rushern Baker, was precluded from seeking a third term by term limits.

Candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

  • Jerry J. Mathis

Primary election results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Angela D. Alsobrooks 77,143 61.9
Democratic Donna Edwards 30,236 24.3
Democratic Paul Monteiro 2,606 2.1
Democratic C. Anthony Muse 12,515 10.0
Democratic Samuel Bogley 285 0.2
Democratic Billy Bridges 312 0.3
Democratic Lewis Johnson 381 0.3
Democratic Michael Kennedy 658 0.5
Democratic Tommie Thompson 476 0.4
Total votes 124,612 100
Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry J. Mathis 4,145 100
Total votes 4,145 100

General election results[edit]

Prince George's County Executive election, 2018[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Angela D. Alsobrooks 294,372 98.9
n/a Write-ins 3,159 1.1
Total votes 297,531 100.0
Democratic hold

Republican primary winner Jerry J. Mathis withdrew from the race before the general election and his name did not appear on the ballot.[10]

Wicomico County[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

  • John William Hamilton, former republican candidate for Wicomico County Council, district 3, in 2010.[11]

Republican[edit]

  • Bob Culver, incumbent County Executive since 2014.

Independent[edit]

General election results[edit]

Wicomico County Executive election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert L. Culver, Jr. (incumbent) 16,278 48.7
Democratic John William Hamilton 10,151 30.4
Independent John 'Jack' R. Heath 7,001 20.9
n/a Write-ins 14 0.0
Total votes 33,444 100.0
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maryland Elections, forthcoming. Msa.md.gov. Retrieved on 2017-05-15.
  2. ^ Cook, Chase. "Election 2018: Anne Arundel County Executive's race between Pittman and Schuh".
  3. ^ Wood, Pamela. "Vicki Almond announces bid to become Baltimore County's first female executive".
  4. ^ a b c d e f "2018 Primary Election State Candidates List". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "John Olszewski Jr. for Baltimore County Executive – For a Better Baltimore County". John Olszewski Jr. for Baltimore County Executive.
  6. ^ a b "Official 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election results for Baltimore County". Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  7. ^ Jurgensen, Margaret A. "Re: Petition Candidacy for Unaffiliated Candidate for County Executive" (PDF). Montgomery County Board of Elections. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Unofficial 2018 Gubernatorial General Election results for Montgomery County". The State Board of Elections. Maryland State Board of Elections. November 14, 2018. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  9. ^ "Unofficial 2018 Gubernatorial General Election results for Prince George's County". The State Board of Elections. Maryland State Board of Elections. November 14, 2018. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  10. ^ Chason, Rachel (August 29, 2018). "Republican Jerry Mathis drops out of Prince George's County executive race". The Washington Post. Washington, D.C. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Wicomico County, Maryland - Primary Election Returns 2010". msa.maryland.gov. Retrieved 2018-06-30.
  12. ^ "City Council - City of Salisbury MD". City of Salisbury MD. Retrieved 2018-06-30.

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