Ten candidates for Washington County Board of Commissioners advance to general election

Maryland Elections

What started as a group of 18 people looking to advance to the general election, ended with 10 final candidates. 

Combined, the candidates running for Washington County Board of Commissioners received 31,397 votes.

Breaking those numbers down, with 100 percent of the precincts reporting, incumbent Terry Baker came out on top with the highest voter turnout.

He finished with 15 percent of the votes, which is 4,846 people.

Current Vice President Jeff Cline also finished with 15 percent of the votes, which is 4,662 people.

“People [respect] my honesty and certain stances on issues and I take personal pride in that. I’m very appreciative and humbled by the amount of support I’ve been given,” said Cline.

Following Cline is Randall Wagner (4,112 people or 13 percent), incumbent Wayne Keefer (3,732 or 12 percent) and Cort Meinelschmidt (2,649 or 8 percent).

When talking about the future of Washington County, Republican candidate, Casey Hoffman said, “I would like to see the same conservative platform that the county has been run by. I do think we could use a little more leadership, strong moral values.”

“We need to do more to attract the new businesses here and also existing businesses to reward them for their investment in Washington County,” said Cline.

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