Johnny Olszewski Jr. (D) won a closely watched race for Baltimore County Executive against former Delegate and sitting Hogan Administration official Al Redmer, Jr. (R).
The Baltimore Sun reports:
In the race against Redmer, Olszewski pledged to expand free preschool and community college, work to build more affordable housing, modernize county government and advocate for an increased minimum wage in the state. He pitched education as his top priority, often reminding voters that he was a public school teacher for seven years and had the backing of the county teachers’ union.
Olszewski’s win marks his return to a political office. He had previously 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. Olsewski won the primary election in June by just 17 votes in a tight three-way race.
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Vote totals and percentages in this article are based on unofficial results from the Maryland State Board of Elections as of 6:05 am Wednesday, November 7, 2018.