Maryland voters have reelected Comptroller Peter Franchot (D) to serve his third term as the Comptroller of Maryland. Franchot easily beat his Republican opponent, William H. Campbell, by capturing 62.5% of the vote. Franchot won heavily in urban parts of the State, while Campbell carried more of the rural areas.
Franchot ran on a campaign platform promoting: (1) taxpayer service – providing quicker tax refunds; (2) tax fairness – ensuring everyone pays their fair share of taxes and leveling the playing field for taxpayers and business; and (3) fiscal responsibility – opposing wasteful and inappropriate spending and working to make state government more transparent and accountable.
Prior to being elected Comptroller, Franchot served five terms in the House of Delegates, where he served on the Appropriations Committee and chaired the Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee.
For complete general election coverage of state and local races, visit the Maryland State Board of Elections general election results page. Vote percentages in this article are based on unofficial results as of 8:00 am this morning.