Changes to legislative districts at the County and State levels made for interesting primaries. There were changes at the County level that shifted some census blocks, bringing part of Councilmanic District 4 into VPC’s territory. The boundaries of Districts 2 and 3 shifted a bit, causing Greenspring Manor, a VPC Special Project comprising 60 new homes at the gateway to the Valleys, to become part of District 3.
Democratic incumbent Izzy Patoka will run against Republican James Amos in Councilmanic District 2. District 3 will see incumbent Republican Wade Kach running against Democrat Paul Henderson. And in District 4, Democratic incumbent Julian Jones will face Republican Kim Bryant.
For a map of councilmanic districts, click here.
Maryland legislative districts also changed. Click here for a map of State Congressional districts.
At the State level, District 10 saw just one candidate, William Newton, run for State senator as a Republican. Ben Brooks won the Democratic race for that position, currently filled by Delores Kelly, who has retired.
In District 11, Ruth Goetz will be running as a Republican against incumbent Shelly Hettleman for the senate seat. In District 42, incumbent Republican Chris West won the primary and will run unopposed in November.
The race for State delegate in District 10 was crowded. Patricia R. Fallon won the Republican race against a single challenger, but 10 people competed for 3 spots on the Democratic ticket. Incumbent Adrienne Jones, who is Speaker of the House, Jennifer White, and N. Scott Phillips will be on the ballot in November.
In District 11A, Cheryl E. Pasteur ran with no competition on the Democratic ticket and will run unopposed in November. In District 11B, Jim Simpson and Tyler A. Stiff will represent the Republican party against Democratic incumbents Jon S. Cardin and Dana M. Stein.
In District 42B, incumbent Michele Guyton, a Democrat, will run against Republican Todd Huff or Republican Jay Walton.