Wednesday, November 03, 2010

County Exec, Council and Commission Results Around the State

All of Maryland's counties held local elections. Republicans will control the County Councils or Commissions in 15 counties. Democrats will control in the 8 other counties. Republicans made some interesting gains here--picking up over 20 seats and taking control of three Commissions.

Republicans did much better down the ballot, though Democrats still hold most of the more populous counties. Before the election, Democrats held 71 County Council or Commission seats to 52 for the Democrats. Those numbers are almost perfectly reversed though the Republicans will now have 74 seats to 51 for the Democrats--I think Carroll has expanded its commission by two seats.

Despite the shift in number, Republicans gained control from Democrats in just three counties: Queen Anne's, St. Mary's, and Talbot.

Republicans will hold every seat on the County Commissions in eight counties: Allegheny (gain of 1), Calvert (gain of 2), Caroline, Carroll, Cecil (gain of 2), Frederick (gain of 2), Queen Anne's (gain of 4), and Washington (gain of 1)Counties.

Republicans will also hold majorities on the Councils or Commissions in seven more counties: Anne Arundel (4-3), Garrett (2-1, loss of 1), Harford (5-2), St. Mary's (4-1, gain of 2), Talbot (4-1, gain of 2), Wicomico (6-1, gain of 2), and Worcester Counties (5-2, gain of 1).

Democrats will hold every seat on the Council Councils or Commissions in three counties: Charles, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties.

Additionally, Democrats will hold majorities in five more counties: Baltimore (5-2, loss of 1), Dorchester (3-2), Howard (4-1), Kent (2-1), and Somerset (3-2, loss of 1).

Democrats won five of seven county executive races. They now hold the exec in Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's, and Wicomico Counties. Republicans will lead in Harford and Anne Arundel Counties.