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Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Polls open Tuesday in race for Leslie Johnson’s County Council seat

Fourteen Democrats and one Republican are on the ballot in Prince George’s County’s primary elections Tuesday, vying for the chance to compete for Leslie Johnson’s County Council seat in the general election next month.

Leslie E. Johnson at her first County Council meeting in December 2010. Less than one year later, 15 candidates are now vying for her District 6 seat. (Mark Gail - WASHINGTON POST)
Johnson (D-Mitchellville) vacated her District 6 council seat after she and her husband, former county executive Jack B. Johnson, pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges earlier this year.

Republican Day Gardner is running unopposed and will automatically move on to the general election on Oct. 18.

Facing off against Gardner will be the Democratic winner of Tuesday’s primary. The candidates are Venus Bethea, Van Caldwell, Thirl Crudup, Derrick Leon Davis, Esther S. Hankerson, Wayne Leach, Cassandra Lewis, Wanda McKnight, Margareta Okoroji-Schaeffer, Christine Osei, Mark Polk, Brad Donnie Ray, Sherine Taylor and Arthur A. Turner Jr.

Polls in the county will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information and a list of polling places, visit the Prince George’s County Web site.

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