Two incumbents in County delegation lose bids for Democratic nomination; Meiklejohn wins her rematch Featured

Two incumbents in Montgomery County’s delegation in the Maryland House of Delegates lost their bids for the Democratic nomination after being overtaken by challengers.

Del. Shane Robinson came in fourth place with 19.4 percent just behind incumbent Del. Kirill Reznik and Lesley Lopez to finish just outside one of the three spots to represent District 39 which includes Germantown and Montgomery Village.

In District 19, which includes Wheaton, Aspen Hill, and Olney, incumbent Del. Maricé Morales finished fourth with 15.7 percent just behind incumbent Del. Bonnie Cullison and Derwood attorney Vaughn Stewart.

In a 2014 rematch, Barbara Meiklejohn defeated Alan Bowser to secure the Democratic nomination for Clerk of the Circuit Court for November’s General Election.

“I am honored to have won such a decisive victory in my bid for re-election as Clerk of the Circuit Court. And I am thankful to my family, friends, teammates, and especially the citizens of Montgomery County that made this victory possible,” Meiklejohn said in an email statement Wednesday.

With all precincts reporting on Wednesday, Meiklejohn earned 68.6 percent of the vote to Bowser’s 31.4 percent.

“Friends, our primary election campaign to be the next Clerk of the Montgomery County Circuit Court was unsuccessful.” Bowser said in an online statement on Wednesday morning. “This morning, I congratulate our Clerk of the Montgomery County Circuit Court Barbara Meiklejohn on her renomination. Hers was an impressive victory.”

The two candidates faced each other in 2014 with Meiklejohn 61 percent to Bowser’s 39 percent.

Meiklejohn will not face a general election opponent.



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