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Maryland Primary Election Results

While the big headlines coming out of yesterday’s election results are that presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton won the Maryland primary for their respective parties, the one local election of interest was the non-partisan race for Montgomery County Board of Education At-Large seat currently held by Phil Kauffman.

The unofficial results of that election show Jeanette Dixon, the former principal at Paint Branch High School garnering the most votes. Results show that Dixon, with 98.88 percent of the ballots tallied, has earned 51,713 or 31. 5 percent of the total votes.

Phil Kauffman, who is the incumbent, garnered 45,852 votes or 27.9 percent of the votes cast. Kauffman, an Olney resident, is a retired federal employee and former PTA leader. He is seeking his third term on the Board of Education.

Sebastian Johnson, a former student member of the Board of Education from Takoma Park, came in third with 28,937 votes, or 17.7 percent. Gwendolyn Kimbrough, a former Washington, DC, school system official, earned 11.8 percent of the vote, and Mike Ibanez, a former teacher from Montgomery Village, garnered 11.0 percent.