WTOP: 2018 Md Primary Guide: House of Delegates, State Senate Races to Watch
"WASHINGTON — Voting in next week’s primary elections in Maryland? You may have been following the contest to determine the Democrats’ challenger against Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. And for the past few weeks, you may have seen and heard ads from competitors in some of the congressional campaigns underway.
But further down the ballot, you’ll also find scores of competitive primaries for seats in the Maryland House of Delegates and the state Senate.
“So you’ve got, let’s say, a more dynamic and more active race in the House of Delegates and in the Senate than you have in previous election years in Maryland,” he said.
In the immediate WTOP listening area, there are 35 districts with House of Delegates races on the ballot next. Of those, 17 are districts with at least one open seat.
All 47 state Senate seats are up for election in 2018. Maryland state senators hold office for four years, which means those elected will serve until 2022 — and have a hand in the state’s redistricting process. (Third-party and independent candidates still have until July 2 to file.)
See below for a guide to the House of Delegates and state Senate races to watch."
District 4 (Frederick County)
House of Delegates
Two open seats because Republican Del. David Vogt is leaving after one term and Republican Del. Kathy Afzali is running for Frederick County executive.
Democratic (vote for 3)
Republican (vote for 3)
Barrie Ciliberti (I)