Hucker’s margin over Glass inches up after first absentee count in Montgomery primary


Maryland Del. Tom Hucker, a candidate for the Democratic nomination in Montgomery Coucnil District 5. (Courtesy of Tom Hucker/Courtesy of Tom Hucker)

Del. Tom Hucker slightly extended his slender margin over Evan Glass in the Montgomery County District 5 County Council Democratic primary race after the first set of absentee ballots were counted late last week.

Hucker won a slight plurality of the 570 absentee ballots, extending his lead from 225 to 244 votes.

Montgomery election officials said Monday there are two more sets of ballots remaining to be counted in tjhe primary contest. Provisional ballots will be tallied on Wednesday and a final set of absentees on July 7.

Glass, a former CNN producer and Silver Spring activist, said last week he would wait until all votes were counted before making an announcement about the race.

Bill Turque, who covers Montgomery County government and politics, has spent more than thirty years as a reporter and editor for The Washington Post, Newsweek, the Dallas Times Herald and The Kansas City Star.
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