Delegate Kathleen Dumais

Democrat, Maryland House of Delegates District 15

Democrat incumbents set to win District 15

Democratic incumbent Sen. Brian Feldman is set to win his first Senate election for District 15 after being appointed to the position in September 2013.

Feldman of Potomac was appointed to the Senate by Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) after former Sen. Robert Garagiola resigned. Before that, Feldman represented District 15 as a member of the House of Delegates beginning in 2003.

According to the Montgomery County Board of Elections, with all 36 precincts, including early voting, reporting for District 15, Feldman received 18,538 votes.

Robin Ficker of Boyds, the Republican challenger for Senate, previously represented District 15 as a delegate from 1979 to 1983. He ran unsuccessfully for other positions. He received 11,741 votes.

The three spots in the House of Delegates are set to be claimed by Democrat incumbents Kathleen Dumais, Aruna Miller and David Fraser-Hidalgo.

“I look forward to the next four years and I’m honored to be re-elected by the citizens of District 15,” Dumais said.

Dumais received 17,730 votes. Dumais of Rockville serves as the vice chair of the House Judiciary Committee and is a practicing family law attorney.

“When I was elected the first time in 2002 it was when [former Republican Gov. Robert] Ehrlich was elected, so it’s not entirely new for me,” Dumais said about having to work with Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan. She said she looks forward to working together with him.

Miller of Darnestown received 16,804 votes and originally was elected as a member of the House in 2010. She is a transportation engineer with 25 years of experience in Montgomery County. She has three children who are students in the Montgomery County Public Schools system.

O’Malley appointed Fraser-Hidalgo of Boyds to take Feldman’s House of Delegates seat after Feldman was appointed to the state Senate. Fraser-Hidalgo received 16,141 votes.

The incumbent Democrats were challenged by Republicans Ed Edmunson; Flynn Ficker, son of Senate nominee Robin Ficker; and Christine Thron.

Edmunson, of Potomac, had 11,701 votes, followed by Thron, of Boyds, and then Ficker, also from Boyds.

District 15 covers areas of northern and western Montgomery County from Clarksburg to North Potomac.

As of Nov. 3, 2,740 absentee ballots for Legislative District 15 were requested and 1,603 were returned.

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