Elrich Wins Second Term as Montgomery County Executive

Marc Elrich has officially clinched a second term as leader of Maryland’s largest jurisdiction. 

Montgomery County voters have officially backed Marc Elrich for a second term as County Executive, 71.40 percent compared to his Republican challenger’s 28.04 percent. Maryland politico’s should not be shocked by this victory as Montgomery has traditionally been a deep blue jurisdiction.

Before ascending to the County Executive office, Marc Elrich served three terms on the Montgomery County Council. Most of his time in the executive’s office has focused on shepherding the county through the COVID-19 pandemic. Before his county service, Elrich served for ten terms on the Takoma Park City Council.

Reardon Sullivan was Mr. Elrich’s Republican competitor. Mr. Sullivan has a background as a senior executive, founder, and CEO of a Rockville based consulting firm for 25 years. Life-long county resident, MCPS graduate with Engineering degree from University of Maryland. Professional Engineer, LEED accredited professional, and musician.

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. MACo advises readers that any close unofficial results are subject to realignment in the days ahead.