Former Howard County Councilwoman Courtney Watson defeated Dan Medinger in the Democratic primary to represent District 9B in the Maryland House of Delegates. Watson captured 3,132 votes or 65.8 percent of the vote. The Democratic candidate will square off against incumbent Delegate Bob Flanagan in the general election, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary.
Courtney Watson represented District 1 on the Howard County Council from 2006 to 2014. In addition to serving on the MACo Legislative Committee and Education Subcommittee, Watson served as the President of Women on MACo from 2010-2013.
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.