Montgomery County Council Primary Election Results As of Wednesday Morning (7/20/22)

With almost all precincts reporting Early Voting and Election Day results (Mail-In/Provisional Ballot results not yet available), you’ll see the results below for each district in the races for County Council as of 9:00am on Wednesday. Results for the At-Large County Council primary can be seen here.

District 1: Andrew Friedson has officially won the District 1 Democratic primary (11,069 votes, 100%). He ran unopposed.

District 2: Marilyn Balcombe leads the Democratic primary with 32 of 35 Election Day precincts reporting (3,242, 46.84%). William Roberts is second (2,005, 28.97%), and Lorna Phillips Forde is third (1,675, 24.20%). Dan Cuda will get the Republican nod (1,950, 100%) as he ran unopposed.

District 3: Incumbent Sidney Katz (4,019, 58.25%) is leading the District 3 race with 33 of 39 Election Day precincts reporting. Gaithersburg City Councilmember Rob Wu is in second (2,294, 33.25%), and Tiquia Bennett is third (587, 8.51%). George Hernandez will get the Republic nod (1,295, 100%), as he ran unopposed.

District 4: With 32 of 33 Election Day precincts reporting, Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart (5,663, 44.87%) leads the District 4 Democratic race over Amy Ginsburg (3,911, 30.99%), Al Carr (2,532, 20.06%), John Zittrauer (273, 2.16%), and Troy Murtha (243, 1.93%). Cheryl Riley (815, 100%) will get the Republican nod, as she ran unopposed.

District 5: With all 30 Election Day precincts reporting, Kristin Mink (4,228, 40%) has a strong lead in the District 5 Democratic primary. Fatmata Barrie (2,800, 26.49%) is second and Jeremiah Pope (1,528, 14.45%) is third. Five other candidates received less than 7% each. Kate Woody (1,333, 100%) will get the Republican nod, as she ran unopposed.

District 6: With all 33 Election Day Precincts reporting, Natali Fani Gonzalez (4,861, 53.55%) has a big lead in the District 6 Democratic primary. Maricé Morales (1,537, 16.93%) is second, Omar Lazo (939, 10.34%) is third, and Steve Solomon (787, 8.67%) is fourth. Four other candidates received less than 6% of the vote each. Viet Doan (1,211, 100%) will earn the Republican nod, as he ran unopposed.

District 7: With 43 of 44 Election Day precincts reporting, Dawn Luedtke (2,590, 31.78%) leads the District 7 Democratic primary over Jacqueline Manger (2,001, 24.55%). Ben Wikner (919, 11.27%) is in third, and four other candidates have received less than 10% of the vote each. Harold Maldonado (3,106, 100%) earns the Republican nod, as he ran unopposed.

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17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you're an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

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Don't miss this opportunity to embrace the Caribbean spirit and celebrate the arrival of spring in style! Tickets are available on AllEvents, so secure your spot today. Join us at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival, where cultures collide and unforgettable memories are made.



2 NIGHT Camping packages available: RV/CAMPER $200 | TENTS $150 Starting on Friday May 17 @ 5pm | 30 RV SPACES | 30+ TENT SPACES



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