Council Member Deni Taveras holds a decisive lead in a multi-way primary for the District 47B seat in the House of Delegates.
A multi-way primary for the three House of Delegates seats in District 47B, which includes the unincorporated areas of Hillandale, Adelphi, Langley Park, Lewisdale, and Carole Highlands. The seat was vacated by Delegate Wanika Fisher who ran for County Council District 2 and is slightly ahead in that primary.
As of Wednesday morning, the tallied vote counts show Taveras decisively ahead of Marlin Jenkins, who worked for Fisher, with 57.22 and 40.31 percent of the vote, respectively. A third candidate also ran, Jorge Sactic, securing 2.47 percent of the vote.
Full unofficial results for Delegate races are available on the State Department 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.