Walker Wins County Council, Leopold Re-elected
Election day winners
Jerry Walker won the 7th District County Council seat obtaining more than 60 percent of the votes. The Republican businessman pledged not to raise taxes and make decisions that are fiscally responsible.
The Gambrills resident recently told Crofton Patch that he knocked on more than 3,500 doors throughout the District and listened to the voters. It was a competitive race against Democrat Torrey Jacobsen, a community activist who's lived in Crofton for 20 years.
Both Cathy Vitale and Tony McConkey were victorious in the race for Maryland State Delegate. The two Republicans defeated the one Democratic candidate, Madonna Brennan, who received 25 percent of the vote. Vitale received 41 percent and McConkey 32 percent.
In the county executive race John R. Leopold was elected into his second term after Joanna Conti conceded with 98 percent of the precincts reported. It was a competitive race as Leopold led opposing candidates with 51 percent of the vote. Democrat Joanna Conti received 44 percent.
Governor Martin O'Malley defeated Robert Elrich Jr. and had 54 percent of the county's vote. O'Malley campaigned on the fact that his tough decisions in office helped Maryland maintain its AAA bond rating and fair better in the recession than most other states.
However, the question that was on the mind of many county voters was Question A, which passed with more than 100,000 voters saying 'yes' to slots and 82,000 voting against the slots question.
David Cordish of The Cordish Companies celebrated the victory last night at an Arundel Mills restaurant where he said he wants to build a world-class casino, not a slot-box.