Tag: Roy Dyson

Historic Republican gains in Maryland as Hogan wins; GOP picks up execs, House and Senate seats

Maryland Republicans made historic gains in Tuesday’s election. Larry Hogan Jr. became just the third Republican elected governor in the past 50 years, winning by almost the same 51.5% margin and carrying almost the same number of counties as Gov. Bob Ehrlich, the last Republican chief executive 12 years ago. Sen. Allan Kittleman became just the second Republican Howard County executive in its history, and Del. Steve Schuh, as expected, kept the Anne Arundel County executive office in GOP hands. On the Lower Shore, Bob Culver defeated Democrat Richard Pollitt, the first Wicomico County executive.

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July primary proposed for 2014 election

Sen. Roy Dyson, vice chair of the Senate committee that handles election law, said Tuesday that he and Chair Joan Carter Conway would propose legislation to move the 2014 gubernatorial primary to the second Tuesday in July, rather than its traditional mid-September date.

The change is designed to help Maryland comply with the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE), the 2009 law that requires absentee ballots be sent to voters overseas and in the military 45 days before an election.

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