Baltimore County Exec Dem Race Ends With Olszewski Atop Narrow Three-Way “Finish”

Among the closest contests from the primary results was the Democratic primary for Baltimore County Executive – where Tuesday’s counts end with former Delegate John Olszewski, Jr. as the leader – but only slightly ahead of both current Senator James Brochin and current Council Member Victoria Almond. Through Tuesday’s reporting (apparently with not quite every precinct even reported), the full margin between first and third finishers was a mere 1.3%. With only 361 votes separating the top two (Olszewski over Brochin), a final accounting will likely be needed to certify the primary winner.

In the Republican primary, former Delegate and current Hogan Administration official Al Redmer edged Delegate Pat McDonough, to advance to the general election contest. See Conduit Street coverage of the Republican Primary.

Olszewski had served two terms in the House of Delegates, representing the Dundalk-area District 6, and served during a part of that time as the Baltimore County Delegation chair. He was defeated in a run for the Senate seat in the district in the 2014 election.

See the State Board of Elections results page for all Baltimore County reported vote tallies.

MACo’s election coverage and analysis relies, as always, on unofficial results published by the State Board of Elections. Official results will follow, after a full accounting of pending ballots. Given the larger-than-usual expected number of provisional ballots (which would not be included in the unofficial vote total), readers are advised that any close unofficial results are subject to realignment in the days ahead.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties