By Ryan Marshall
Montgomery County’s District 16 will feature some reshuffling but maintain its all-Democratic makeup after three of the district’s incumbents were re-elected to the General Assembly and a Democratic challenger was elected to fill the fourth seat.
All four won by comfortable margins Tuesday.
In the House race, incumbents Ariana Kelly and Bill Frick, and challenger Marc Korman, all Democrats, defeated Republicans John Andrews, Lynda del Castillo and Rose Maria Li. All six are from Bethesda; the district also includes Chevy Chase and parts of Potomac.
Korman was elected to fill the seat vacated by Democratic Del. Susan Lee, also of Bethesda. Lee defeated Republican Meyer Marks of Bethesda for the Senate seat vacated by Democrat Brian E. Frosh of Chevy Chase.
Frosh was elected attorney general Tuesday. Frick had initially planned to run for attorney general, but then decided to run for re-election.
Lee couldn’t be reached for comment early Wednesday morning.
Kelly said she was very happy with the results.
Lee will be a great senator, and Korman will be a great delegate, she said. Kelly said she thinks she and Frick did a good job in the House.
Speaking Tuesday night before Larry Hogan (R) claimed the governor’s race, Kelly said she would try to work with him if he were elected.
Kelly said she’s sure it will be different under Hogan than under Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley, but she’s also sure they’ll be able to find common ground to look out for the best interests of District 16.
Korman said he thinks the things he hopes to focus on — economic growth, transit, environmental issues and maintaining the county’s schools — are priorities that Democrats and Republicans can agree on.
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