Saturday, September 16, 2006

Huge electoral win for Seven Locks coalition

Voters in the September 12 primary elections picked candidates favored by the Save Seven Locks Coalition and other responsibility-in-education voters.

Here's a quick look at the primary results:


County Executive candidate Ike Leggett wins the Democratic primary (and by implication, the November election) with a staggering 61 percent of the vote. Leggett created the county Inspector General 's office and supports strengthening it.

County Council at-large candidates George Leventhal, Marc Elrich and Duchy Trachtenberg, the top three vote-getters among Democrats to compete in the November election.

District 1 County Council incumbent Howard Denis, a Republican who enjoys substantial bipartisan support, ran unopposed in the primary.

District 5 County Council candidate Valerie Ervin, a staunch ally as a member of the Board of Education, wins the primary with 62 percent.

Board of Education at-large candidate Shirley Brandeman, also favored by Seven Locks boosters, wins the primary with 59 percent of the vote.

District 5 Board of Education incumbent Nancy Navarro wins a solid 57 percent of the non-partisan vote. She's a Democrat, but she enjoyed a lot of Republican support.