Giordano and Davis Advance from Wicomico Executive Primaries

Republican Julie Giordano and Democrat Ernie Davis will square off as the major party nominees for Wicomico County Executive.

Julie Giordano has a strong lead in the Republican primary for Wicomico County Executive – photo from her campaign website

Julie Giordano has emerged from a contested primary with sitting Acting County Executive John Psota, holding more than 53 percent of the votes cast and tabulated through election day. Psota had served in the role for part of this term, having been appointed to the acting role following the death of former County Executive Bob Culver.

She will face off against current Council Member Ernie Davis, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Wicomico County results are available on the State Board of Elections website.

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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.  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 relies 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.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties