Anne Arundel Council Primary Round-Up

With thousands of mail-in ballots yet to be counted, some Anne Arundel Council primary races are too close to call.

District 1

Republican Jeremy M. Shifflett will face Democrat Pete Smith in the general election. Both ran unopposed in the primary election.

Incumbent District 1 Council Member Sarah Lacey ran for the Democratic nomination for the District 32 Senate seat. She lost to incumbent Senator Pam Beidle.

District 2

Incumbent Democratic Council Member Allison Pickard will face Republican Noel J. Smith and Libertarian David Sgambellone in the general election. Pickard and Smith ran unopposed in the primary election. Sgambellone is only eligible to appear on the general election ballot.

District 3

Council Member Nathan Volke will run unopposed in the general election, as no Democrat or Republican filed to run in either the primary or general election.

District 4

According to unofficial early voting and election day results, Cheryl Renshaw leads Thomas Dale Wieland in the Republican primary race for District 4. Renshaw has 53 percent of the vote, while Wieland has 47 percent.

John C. Dove, Jr., leads Julie Hummer in the Democratic primary. Dove, Jr. has 40 percent of the vote, while Hummer has 35 percent.

Incumbent Council Member Andrew Pruski won his election in the Democratic primary to represent District 33A in the Maryland House of Delegates.

District 5

Incumbent Republican Council Member Amanda Fiedler will face Democrat Carl James  Neimeyer in the general election. Both ran unopposed in the primary election.

District 6

Incumbent Democratic Council Member Lisa Brannigan Rodvien will face former Annapolis Mayor, Republican Mike Pantelides, in the general election. Both ran unopposed in the primary election.

District 7

According to unofficial early voting and election day results, Shannon Leadbetter leads Dawn Pulliam and Cailey Locklair in the Republican primary race for District 7. Leadbetter got 39 percent of the vote, Pulliam sits at 31 percent, and Locklair has 30 percent.

The Republican primary winner will face Democrat Shawn Livingston in the general election. Livingston ran unopposed in the primary.

Incumbent Council Member Jessica Haire is running in the Republican primary for Anne Arundel County Executive.

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Please note that vote counts are incomplete. Election officials still have to count mail-in and provisional ballots. For context, more than 500,000 Marylanders requested a mail-in ballot for this year’s primary, and those remaining votes are likely to be material to many contested races. However, local boards of elections cannot begin to canvass mail-in votes until Thursday, July 21. Therefore, for editorial purposes, MACo coverage will describe any races where the top runner-up remains within 10 percent of the apparent winner(s) as “pending” and those results as “apparent.”

MACo’s election coverage and analysis rely on unofficial results published by the State Board of Elections. Official results will follow after a full accounting of pending votes. Given delays in processing an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots, MACo advises readers that any close unofficial results are subject to realignment in the days ahead.

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