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Maryland Senate District 18

Democrats (top 3 advance):

Jeff Waldstreicher 6,798

Ana Sol Gutierrez 6,701

Al Carr 5,991

Emily Shetty 3,587

Rick Kessler 3,566

Natali Fani-Gonzalez 2,614

Elizabeth Matory 2,237

ALL precincts reporting; results are unofficial

This story was updated at 11:10 a.m. June 25, 2014.

The four Democratic incumbents in legislative District 18 are heading for another term in the General Assembly.

Maryland Senate District 18


Richard S. Madaleno Jr. 6,808

Dana Beyer 4,890

All precincts reporting; results are unofficial

In Tuesday’s primary, state Sen. Richard S. Madaleno Jr. easily defeated his challenger, Dana Beyer, with 58 percent of the vote. And all three delegates — Jeff Waldstreicher, Alfred C. Carr Jr. and Ana Sol Gutierrez — came out on top over their four Democratic challengers.

District 18 includes Kensington, Garrett Park, Chevy Chase, Wheaton and parts of Rockville and Silver Spring.

Madaleno, of Kensington, has served two terms in the Senate after being elected in 2006. He earlier served one term in the House of Delegates.

He could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

Beyer, of Chevy Chase, is a retired eye surgeon who ran unsuccessfully for the House in 2006 and 2010. She is executive director of the nonprofit Gender Rights Maryland and was an aide to then-County Councilwoman Duchy Trachtenberg from 2006 through 2010.

Trachtenberg, too, lost her race in the Democratic primary Tuesday for the District 1 County Council seat.

There were 749 absentee ballots requested in the race, according to the Montgomery County Board of Elections.

Waldstreicher, of Kensington, was the top vote-getter among the House hopefuls. He said he was glad that it appeared that the full District 18 delegation would be on the November ballot.

No Republicans are running in either the Senate or House contest.

The delegation’s members work well together and are personal friends outside of politics who share progressive values, he said.

Carr, of Kensington, has served in the House since 2007, when he was appointed to complete the term of Democratic Del. Jane Lawton after her death.

Gutierrez, of Chevy Chase, was elected to the House in 2002. She served on the Montgomery County Board of Education from 1990 through 1998. She was a close second to Waldstreicher.

Challengers Emily Shetty of Wheaton and Rick Kessler of Silver Spring each polled about 11 percent, followed by Natali Fani-Gonzalez of Kensington with 8 percent and Elizabeth Matory of Silver Spring with 7 percent.