Democrats will continue to represent Montgomery County in the U.S. House of Representatives as David Trone joins Reps. Jamie Raskin and John Sarbanes on Capitol Hill.
In the race for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, one of the most expensive congressional races in the country, Trone defeated Republican Amie Hoeber to represent a district stretching from Potomac to the western Maryland panhandle, while incumbents Raskin and Sarbanes won reelection.
“Tonight belongs to the voters,” Trone said to a crowd at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center. “This campaign was about listening and learning. Only through listening can we find solutions.”
With all precincts reporting, Trone won the seat with 142,656 votes over Hoeber, who received 97,330 votes, while Libertarian candidate Kevin Caldwell and Green candidate George Gluck received 4,488 and 5,855 votes, respectively.
“I am extremely grateful for the support I have received and thankful for everyone who has helped me along the way. I am delighted that Gov. Hogan has won re-election and am proud to have had his endorsement,” Amie Hoeber said to her supporters at the Clarion Inn in Frederick. “Thank you to my supporters, my staff, and all those who voted for me. I hope this district will have a bright future. I will continue to treasure the friends I have made.”
Trone succeeds current Rep. John Delaney, who vacated the seat to run for president.
In the 8th Congressional District, Raskin won his seat with 190,973 votes, followed by Republican John Walsh, who received 90,193 votes, and Libertarian Jasen Wunder, who received 4,466 votes.
Raskin said on Twitter he was honored to represent the eighth district and would “keep working hard 8 days a week for the people of the 8th.”
In the 3rd Congressional District, Sarbanes received 186,552 votes over Republican Charles Anthony, who received 78,352 votes, and Libertarian candidate David Lashar who received 6,953 votes.
Sarbanes thanked his supporters in a Facebook message, adding “I’m honored to continue serving you in Congress.”
All three men will be sworn in on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019.