With 246 of 258 Election Day precincts reporting, Maxwell Uy leads Robert Bass in the race to become Montgomery County Sheriff. As of 1:57pm on Wednesday, Uy had 20,654 (53.52%) votes compared to 18,332 (46.48%) for Bass. The winner will take over for outgoing Sheriff Darren Popkin, who has served in the position since 2010 and announced last year that he will not seek re-election. Prior to his election on November 2, 2010 and re-election in 2014, Sheriff Popkin was the Chief Deputy, second-in-command of the Sheriff’s Office for twelve years.
Uy currently serves as Chief Deputy Sheriff for Montgomery County, in charge of the day to day operations of the Sheriff’s office on behalf of Sheriff Darren Popkin. Per his campaign website, he “worked his way up the ladder after gaining experience in the Criminal Section, Domestic Violence Section (both as a Deputy and supervising Sergeant), and Court & Transportation Section. His experience extends further as a former Montgomery County Public Safety Academy Sergeant and Training Coordinator cooperating with the Montgomery County Police Department.”
Bass played football at the University of Miami and for the Packers and Bears in the NFL. Per his campaign website, “a call to serve my fellow teammates and the community at large is what drew me to police work. 20 years ago, I dared to make a career change while my family was in the process of growing. We decided to make Montgomery County our home, where soon after, I achieved my dream of becoming a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy. I served for 8 years before starting my own security company which operates within the greater DMV region.“