Brown, Peroutka Win Primary Races for Attorney General

US Representative Anthony Brown defeated former District Court Judge Katie Curran O’Malley in the Democratic primary for Maryland Attorney General. He’ll face former Anne Arundel Council Member Michael Peroutka, who won the Republican primary.

Anthony Brown
Michael Peroutka

According to unofficial early voting and Election Day results, Brown captured 60 percent of the vote, while Curran O’Malley received 40 percent.

Brown will face Michael Peroutka, who defeated Jim Shalleck, in the Republican primary, in the general election on November 8. Peroutka got 58 percent of the vote, while Shalleck got 42 percent.

Anthony Brown is a member of the US House of Representatives, representing Maryland’s 4th Congressional District. Before joining Congress, Brown was the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015 and was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1999 to 2007.

Peroutka previously served as a member of the Anne Arundel County Council, representing District 5 from 2014-2018.

 

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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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