The Washington Post’s endorsements for the 2014 elections - The Washington Post

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    The Washington Post’s endorsements for the 2014 elections

    By Post Opinions Staff October 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 17, 2014: Early voting at One Judiciary Square. (Photo by Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post )

    Below are The Post’s endorsements for 2014 elections in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the District and Maryland, and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Virginia. Candidates in uncontested races do not appear in the list below. To find your polling place and see a sample ballot, visit the websites of the board of elections for the District, Maryland or Virginia.

    District of Columbia


    Muriel Bowser (D)


    Eleanor Holmes Norton (D)

    Attorney General

    Karl Racine (D)

    D.C. Council

    Chairman: Phil Mendelson (D)

    At large (two seats): Courtney R. Snowden (I), Robert White (I)

    Board of Education

    Ward 1: Laura Wilson Phelan

    Ward 3: Tricia Braun

    Ward 6: Joe Weedon

    Ballot initiative

    Initiative 71, on the legalization of marijuana: No



    Anthony Brown (D)

    Attorney General

    Brian Frosh (D)


    Peter Franchot (D)

    U.S. House of Representatives

    4th District: Donna Edwards (D)

    5th District: Steny Hoyer (D)

    6th District: John K. Delaney (D)

    8th District: Chris Van Hollen (D)

    Ballot questions

    Question 1, on the Transportation Trust Fund: Yes

    Montgomery County

    County Executive

    Isiah “Ike” Leggett (D)

    State’s Attorney

    John McCarthy (D)

    Board of Education

    At-large: Jill Ortman-Fouse

    District 1: Judy Docca

    District 3: Patricia O’Neill

    District 5: Mike Durso

    Maryland State Senate

    District 14: Frank Howard (R)

    District 15: Brian J. Feldman (D)

    Maryland State House

    District 14 (three seats): Anne R. Kaiser (D), Eric G. Luedtke (D), Craig J. Zucker (D)

    District 15 (three seats): Kathleen M. Dumais (D), Aruna Miller (D), David Fraser-Hidalgo (D)

    District 16 (three seats): Bill Frick (D), Marc Korman (D), Rose Li (R)

    District 19 (three seats): Benjamin F. Kramer (D), Bonnie L. Cullison (D), Maricé Morales (D)

    District 20 (three seats): Sheila E. Hixson (D), Will Smith (D), Dan Robinson (Green)

    County Council

    At-large: Sheldon “Shelly” Skolnick (R), Nancy Floreen (D), George Leventhal (D), Marc Elrich (D)

    District 2: Craig Rice (D)

    District 4: Nancy Navarro (D)

    Circuit Court Judgeships: Nelson W. Rupp Jr.Joan E. RyonGary E. BairDaniel Patrick Connell

    Prince George’s County

    Board of Education

    District 2: Lupi Grady

    District 3: Dinora A. Hernandez

    District 6: Carolyn M. Boston

    District 9: Sonya Williams

    Maryland State Senate

    District 26: C. Anthony Muse (D)

    Maryland House of Delegates

    District 22 (Three seats): Tawanna P. Gaines (D), Anne Healey (D), Alonzo T. Washington (D)

    District 23A: Geraldine Valentino-Smith (D)

    District 23B (Two seats): Marvin E. Holmes, Jr. (D), no other endorsement

    District 24 (Three seats): Erek Barron (D), Carolyn J.B. Howard (D), Michael L. Vaughn (D)

    Ballot questions

    Question J, on extending county council and executive term limits: Yes


    U.S. Senate

    Mark Warner (D)

    U.S. House of Representatives

    District 8: Don Beyer (D)

    District 10: No endorsement

    District 11: Gerald E. Connolly (D)

    Arlington County

    County Board

    John Vihstadt (I)

    School Board

    Barbara J. Kanninen

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