UPPER MARLBORO—The Democrats came out on top in the race for Prince George’s County Council seats, including the vacant District 4 seat. Todd Turner, currently a legislative officer for the county council and a Bowie city councilman, led Republican candidate Fiona Moodie by 54 points as of 11:10 p.m. Tuesday evening. “I am very grateful […]
UPPER MARLBORO—The Democrats came out on top in the race for Prince George’s County Council seats, including the vacant District 4 seat.
Todd Turner, currently a legislative officer for the county council and a Bowie city councilman, led Republican candidate Fiona Moodie by 54 points as of 11:10 p.m. Tuesday evening.
“I am very grateful to the residents of the fourth county council district for, again, supporting me in not only the primary but the general election,” Turner said. “I look forward to moving to the next phase, which is the governing phase, and working with County Executive (Rushern) Baker, my county council colleagues and the state delegation to move Prince George’s County forward.”
Turner said his experience as a legislative officer with the county and his experience on the Bowie City Council contributed to getting him votes. His experience working with current District 4 Councilwoman Ingrid Turner helped as well, Turner said.
“It’s been a great working relationship (with Ingrid),” Turner said. “I appreciated her support during the primary and the general election. And we’ll rely on her to make sure the transition is as seamless and as beneficial as possible.”
Turner said he has been fortunate to work with Doug Peters as a council member before working with Ingrid as well, and that foundation will help him grow as a county council member himself.
The Prince George’s County council seat races were not close with many council members returning to their seats unopposed.
Incumbent candidates Mary Lehman of District 1, Andrea Harrison of District 5, Karen Toles of District 7, Obie Patterson of District 8 and Chairman Mel Franklin, of District 9 all returned to their seats after running unopposed, according to Maryland’s board of elections.
The only races for council seats with at least two candidates running against each other were in District 4 and District 6. Derrick Leon Davis is ahead of Kenneth Blanchard by a landslide with 94.9 percent of the votes to just 4.9 percent going to Blanchard.
New council members include Democrats Danielle Glaros in District 3, Deni Taveras in District 2 and Turner.
In the county executive race, Baker leads with more than 98 percent of the vote. Baker’s only opposition came from write-in candidates.
County residents also voted on Question J, which if passed would extend term limits for county elected officials from two terms to three terms. As of 11:36 p.m. more than 51 percent of voters opposed the charter amendment.