Baltimore City Council Results: Stokes Fends Off Third Party Challenge, Democrats Sweep

The Baltimore City Council will likely be made up of 15 Democrats, 9 of which are returning members.

Unofficial results from the State Board of Elections show Democrats having a commanding lead in all 15 Baltimore City Council races. District 12 incumbent Robert Stokes, Sr. faced the strongest opposition, Green Party candidate Franca Muller, who was able to gain 39 percent of the vote to Stokes’ 59 percent. Newcomers Mark Conway (District 4), James Torrence (District 7), Phylicia Porter (District 10), Antonio Glover (District 13), and Odette Ramos (District 14) look to be comfortably ahead in their first general election races.

Incumbents Zeke Cohen (District 1), Danielle McCray (District 2), Ryan Dorsey (District 3), Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer (Distrct 5), and MACo President Sharon Green Middleton (District 6) dispatched their opposition easily, with each winning more than 80 percent of the vote.

Council Members Kristerfer Burnett (District 8), John T. Bullock (District 9), and Eric Costello (District 11) ran unopposed in the general election and will also retain their seats.

In the race for Council President, State Delegate Nick Mosby looks to have secured a comfortable win, garnering 128,656 votes, nearly 80 percent of those that have been counted thus far.

Vote totals and percentages in this article are based on unofficial results of the Maryland State Board of Elections as of 5:00 pm Wednesday. Official results will follow. Readers are advised that unofficial results are subject to realignment in the days ahead and official results will follow after a full accounting of pending ballots. To view the most up-to-date unofficial results, visit the State Board of Elections website.

Conduit Street coverage of the primary election.