HOWARD COUNTY, MARYLAND

ELECTION RETURNS

GENERAL ELECTION
NOVEMBER 7, 2006


COUNTY EXECUTIVE

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Kenneth S. Ulman* 54,022

REPUBLICAN PARTY
Christopher J. Merdon 44,910

UNAFFILIATED
C. Stephen Wallis 4,701


COUNTY COUNCIL

DISTRICT 1

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Courtney Watson* 11,245

REPUBLICAN PARTY
Tony Salazar 10,257

DISTRICT 2

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Calvin Ball* 9,907

REPUBLICAN PARTY
Gina Gabrielle Ellrich 6,638

DISTRICT 3

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Jennifer R. Terrasa* 9,846

REPUBLICAN PARTY
Donna Thewes 6,037

DISTRICT 4

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Mary Kay Sigaty* 13,798

REPUBLICAN PARTY
Thomas D'Asto 7,576

DISTRICT 5

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Donald Dunn 9,560

REPUBLICAN PARTY
Greg Fox* 15,600


BOARD OF EDUCATION
(vote for 5)

Frank J. Aquino* 45,336
Lawrence H. Cohen* 38,474
Allen R. Dyer 25,909
Sandra H. French* 44,687
Ellen Flynn Giles* 36,167
Patricia S. Gordon* 39,287
Joshua M. Kaufman 33,173
Roger J. Lerner 21,000
Janet N. Siddiqui 35,018
Di Zou 15,777
write-in 838


STATE'S ATTORNEY

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Timothy J. McCrone* 75,807

REPUBLICAN PARTY
(no candidate filed)


CIRCUIT COURT CLERK

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Leslie J. Cale 45,593

REPUBLICAN PARTY
Margaret D. Rappaport* 52,279


SHERIFF

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
James F. Fitzgerald* 59,561

REPUBLICAN PARTY
Timothy Galt 33,222


ORPHANS' COURT JUDGES
(vote for 3)

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Jay Fred Cohen* 53,344
Sherae M. McNeal* 57,180
Total 110,524

REPUBLICAN PARTY
Charles M. Coles, Jr. 44,356
Joyce C. Pope* 53,184
Total 97,540


REGISTER OF WILLS

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Lawrence M. Blickman 46,479

REPUBLICAN PARTY
Kay K. Hartleb* 48,858


CHARTER AMENDMENTS

Question A:
COUNTY AUDITOR

To amend the Howard County Charter by amending Section 212 "County Auditor" to extend the deadline for submission of the annual financial audit to November 30.

For Against
58,293 22,625


Question B:
BUDGETARY & FISCAL PROCEDURES

To amend the Howard County Charter by amending Section 614 "Enterprise Accounting" to delete an obsolete reference to enterprise accounting principles; amending Section 616 "Borrowing limitations" by expressing a limitation on the aggregate amount of outstanding indebtedness as a percent of the full cash value of the assessable base in accordance with State law; amending Section 617 "Form and terms of bonds" by repealing a requirement of biennial principal payments on bonds, eliminating obsolete requirements of the form of bonds, and eliminating an obsolete reference to the Metropolitan District Commission.

For Against
65,418 13,590


Question C:
ARBITRATION; AWARD BINDING ON EXECUTIVE

To add Section 217 to the Howard County Charter to authorize the adoption of legislation providing for a system of arbitration to resolve negotiation disputes between unions, who are the exclusive representative of police and firefighters, and the County Executive on all matters concerning wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment which are subject to collective bargaining negotiation in accordance with the Howard County Code; providing that any law so enacted shall prohibit strikes or work stoppages by police officers and firefighters; providing that any award made pursuant to arbitration legislation adopted by the Council shall be binding on the County Executive, provided that any award is final no later than three weeks prior to submission of the current expense budget; and to amend Section 603(a)(4) of the Charter to require the County Executive to include any arbitrator's award made pursuant to Section 217 in the proposed expense budget to be submitted to the County Council.

For Against
68,341 17,908

* = winner

Source: Howard County Board of Elections

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