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Election Results: Hogan, Trone, and Elrich Win on Election Day in Montgomery County

Tuesday’s General Election saw some historical events take place. The state of Maryland elected a two-term Republican governor for the first time since 1954, and Montgomery County elected its first new County Executive in over a decade.

Governor Larry Hogan won easily in the statewide election and fared better than most GOP candidates in Montgomery County. According to unofficial results of the Maryland State Board of Elections, Hogan won 56.2 percent of the vote garnering 1,196,352 votes statewide, in his defeat of Democratic challenger Ben Jealous, who earned 909,923 votes, or 42.7 percent of the votes, in the heavily Democratic Old Line State.

In Montgomery County, Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford garnered 158,573 votes, 44.52 percent, while Jealous and running-mate Susan Turnbull earned 193,887 votes, or 54.43 percent, according to unofficial results from the Montgomery County Board of Elections.

County Executive and Council Race

In the three-way race for Montgomery County Executive, Takoma Park Democrat Marc Elrich easily defeated his two challengers earning 225,900 votes, or 64.33 percent of the votes.