Currie moves on to District 25 Senate race -- Gazette.Net



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Voters in District 25 have chosen their incumbent senator to face off against a Republican newcomer in the general election.

Incumbent state Sen. Ulysses Currie (D-Dist. 25) of Forestville will compete against Republican candidate Kory Boone of Upper Marlboro for the District 25 senate seat in November, according to preliminary results from the Prince George’s County board of elections.

Currie, who has represented District 25 in the state senate since 1995, secured 7,643 votes, nearly 60 percent, according to the county board of elections. Official results will be announced when all absentee and provisional ballots are counted.

Currie faced two other challengers, Melony G. Griffith and Terry Goolsby, both of Upper Marlboro. Boone ran uncontested in the primary election.

Currie said he would continue to serve his constituents and address their concerns in Annapolis.

“I’ll be the same person I’ve always been,” Currie said. “I’ll serve my constituents and work hard in the legislature.”

Currie was the chair of several senate committees, including the Budget and Taxation Committee, but he lost his chairmanship in 2012 after he had taken $250,000 in consulting fees from Shoppers Food Warehouse without disclosing his agreement according to state ethics guidelines. He was acquitted of federal bribery, corruption and extortion charges, but he was still censured in the senate by a unanimous vote in 2012.

Boone, an IT specialist who is a former student and employee of Prince George’s County Public Schools, was not available for comment at the time of publication.

District 25, which includes District Heights and Morningside, has expanded to areas south of Andrews Air Force Base since redistricting occurred in 2012.

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