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Polls close in primary elections as Howard County voters narrow crowded fields
The Jordan Insurance Group, MD, Voting pollsAfter months of campaigning and a long day of voting, the polls have closed and only one question remans for Howard County residents: Who won? Polls across the county and Maryland opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday for Maryland’s primary election and closed atl 8 p.m. For Howard County, the election June 24 marks  the end of a particularly eventful primary season, in which four incumbents are retiring and four were seeking new seats.
The county had two homegrown candidates at the top of the ballot: County Executive Ken Ulman is a Democratic contender for lieutenant governor, alongside current Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, and Boyd Rutherford, a lawyer and former secretary of general services for Gov. Bob Ehrlich, is running for lieutenant governor with GOP gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan.
In District 12, newly redrawn in 2012 to include both Howard and Baltimore counties, from Columbia to Catonsville, the retirement of all three incumbent delegates left a vacuum, particularly on the Democratic side, where 10 candidates ran for a chance to serve in Annapolis. The three Republican candidates for a House seat in the district will all move on to the general election. District 12 state Sen. Ed Kasemeyer, who has represented the district since 1987, with a four-year break between 1991 and 1995, does not have any primary challengers. In November, he will run against Republican Jesse Pippy, a business manager for regional automotive dealer Mile One. For the first time this election, most Ellicott City residents voted for a candidate in Howard County’s newest single-member district, 9B. There was a primary on both sides, with two Republican and two Democratic candidates to choose from. The two Republicans were Carol Loveless, owner of a small security business, and former state transportation secretary and delegate Bob Flanagan. Democrats had a choice between Tom Coale, an attorney, blogger and former CA member and Rich Corkran, a longtime math teacher and Democratic Central Committee alternate. Democrats had their eyes on the District 9 Senate seat, which current state Sen. Allan Kittleman, a Republican, left behind to run for county executive and which the party targeted in an effort to expand its influence in the county in 2014. The winner of the Democratic race between media business owner Daniel Medinger and Ryan Frederic, owner of an aerospace security and research firm, will face Republican Gail Bates, who has represented District 9A in the House of Delegates since 2002, in the general election. In District 9A, five Republicans, including incumbent Warren Miller, were running to represent Howard’s two most conservative House seats. Other contenders were Trent Kittleman, former Maryland Transportation Authority head and stepmother of county executive candidate Allan Kittleman, W.R. Grace & Co. sales director Kyle Lorton, Carroll County resident Christopher Eric Bouchat, who owns a welding company in Baltimore, and self-employed landscape architect Frank Mirabile. Read the entire article here. Content provided by:  http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/ellicott-city/ph-primary-coverage-2014,0,3901347.story#ixzz35faJBKWy
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