A voter casts her ballot at a high school in Greenbelt in 2016. (Mark Gail for The Washington Post)

Read The Post’s endorsements in the 2018 midterm elections on Nov. 6.

Below is a list of The Washington Post Editorial Board’s endorsements for the D.C., Maryland and Virginia primary elections. Primaries in Maryland were June 26. Primaries in Virginia were June 12. Primaries in the District were June 19. The Editorial Board does not endorse in contests where a candidate is running unopposed.

The endorsements are generally in Democratic primaries, whose winners, owing to the overwhelming dominance of Democrats in the area, are all but assured of victory in November’s general election. The exception is Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, which is more closely divided between Democrats and Republicans.

This post has been updated.

The District

Mayor: Muriel E. Bowser [Read the editorial]

D.C. Council [Read the editorial]

  • Chairman: Phil Mendelson
  • At large: Marcus Goodwin
  • Ward 1: Brianne K. Nadeau
  • Ward 5: Kenyan R. McDuffie
  • Ward 6: Charles Allen

Nonvoting representative to Congress: Eleanor Holmes Norton [Read the editorial]

Ballot Initiative 77 (on the tipped minimum wage): No [Read the editorial]


Governor: Rushern L. Baker III [Read the editorial]

Montgomery County executive: David Blair [Read the editorial]

Montgomery County Council [Read the editorial]

  • At large: Hans Riemer, Gabe Albornoz, Marilyn Balcombe and Evan Glass
  • District 1: Andrew Friedson
  • District 2: Craig Rice
  • District 3: Sidney Katz
  • District 4: Nancy Navarro
  • District 5: Tom Hucker

Montgomery County School Board [Read the editorial]

  • At large: Julie Reiley
  • District 3: Patricia O’Neill

Prince George’s County executive: Angela D. Alsobrooks [Read the editorial]

Prince George’s County Council [Read the editorial]

  • At large: Calvin Hawkins and Gerron S. Levi
  • District 1: Craig A. Moe
  • District 2: Candace Hollingsworth
  • District 5: Jolene Ivey
  • District 6: Derrick Leon Davis
  • District 7: Rodney Colvin Streeter
  • District 8: Monique Anderson-Walker
  • District 9: Tamara Davis Brown

Prince George’s Board of Education [Read the editorial]

  • District 2: Lupi Grady
  • District 3: Pamela Boozer-Strother
  • District 6: Carolyn Boston
  • District 9: Sonya Williams


Alexandria mayor: Justin Wilson [Read the editorial]

10th Congressional District: Jennifer T. Wexton [Read the editorial]