Please see below for a summary of all state and federal races. Note that while races are NOT “official,” they are based on latest returns and we feel confident in the outcome in many districts. BOTTOM LINE – OTHER THAN HOGAN, AND A VERY FEW LEGISLATIVE EXCEPTIONS, MARYLAND DID EXPERIENCE A “BLUE WAVE”.
Governor: Consistent with polling, Republican Governor Larry Hogan defeated Democrat Ben Jealous, 56.4%-42.4%.
Legislative and Congressional Summary:
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- The GOP picked up one net seat.
- Democrats now have a 32-15 majority and retain a veto proof majority.
- Two incumbents lost: Democrat Jim Mathias and Republican Gail Bates.
- The GOP (West) picked up the open Brochin seat (District 42)
- Many new members of the Senate
Races of Note:
In the unsuccessful GOP “Drive for Five” effort to hold off Democratic veto overrides, here are the key Senate races:
Dist. 3 – Democratic Incumbent Ron Young defeated Republican Craig Giangrande
8 – Democratic Incumbent Kathy Klausmeier defeated Republican Delegate Christian Miele
9 – Democratic Katie Fry Hester defeated Incumbent Republican Gail Bates
30 – Open Democratic Seat: Democrat Sarah Elfreth defeated Former Republican Delegate Ron George
32 – Open Democratic Seat: Democratic Delegate Pam Beidle defeated Republican County Councilman John Grasso
34 – Republican Incumbent Bob Cassilly defeated Former Delegate Mary Dulany James
38 – Republican Delegate Mary Beth Carozza defeated Democratic Incumbent Jim Mathias
42 – Open Democratic Seat: Republican Delegate Chris West defeated Democrat Robbie Leonard
- Democrats picked up seven seats and now have a 98-43 majority and retain a veto proof majority.
Races of Note:
- GOP lost two open seats (30A and 42B) and following incumbents lost:
- 3B – Folden
- 8 – Cluster
- 9B – Flanagan
- 29B – Rey
- 34A – Glass
County Races of Note:
Anne Arundel – Democrat Steuart Pittman defeated Republican Incumbent Steve Schuh
- Democrats retain a 4-3 council majority
Baltimore County – Open Democratic seat: Democratic John “Johnny O” Olszewski defeated Republican Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer
- Democrats retains 4-3 council majority
Frederick County – Democratic Incumbent Jan Garner defeated Republican Delegate Kathy Afzali
- Republicans retain control of the council 4-3
Howard County – Democratic County Councilman Calvin Ball defeats Republican Incumbent Alan Kittleman
- Democrats retain a 4-1 council majority
Montgomery County – Open Democratic seat: Democratic Nominee County Councilman Marc Elrich won