It’s too to tell for sure, but in the first wave of Harford County’s 2010 Gubernatorial Primary Election results, released at 8 p.m. Tuesday, the incumbents looked in control.
A total of 3,711 Harford Countians took advantage of the early voting process, the results of which were released as the polls closed shortly after 8 p.m.
Jeff Gahler led the Republican Sheriff’s primary race with 34 percent. Steve Bodway followed with 30 percent of the vote, Roger Sheets with 19 percent, and Jack Meckley with 17 percent.
In the District 34 Senate Democratic primary, Art Helton led Rovall Washington with 62 percent of the vote compared to 37 percent.
Mary-Dulany James led early voting in the District 34A race, 37 percent to Marla Posey-Moss’ 32 percent, and Dan Riley’s 30 percent.
In County Council District A Democratic voting, Dion Guthrie led challenger John Henkel, 67 percent to 33 percent.
J.B. Jennings led District 7 Senate Republican voting over Al Redmer, 67 percent to 33 percent.
In District 34A, Glen Glass was tied with Pat McGrady for 32 percent of the vote. Randy Craig followed with 26 percent of the vote, and John Paff trailed with 9 percent.
Donna Stifler and Wayne Norman were tied atop the District 35A Republican primary in another tight race with 29 percent of the vote each, followed by Jason Gallion with 20 percent and Dave Tritt with 13 percent and Dave Seman with 10 percent.
In the county executive Republican primary, incumbent David Craig had 65 percent of the vote over challenger Rob Wagner, who had 28 percent of the vote.
In the County Council District B Republican primary, Joe Woods held 67 percent of the vote over Derek Howell who had 38 percent.
Jim McMahan led challenger Terry Hanley in the District C Republican primary, 63 percent to 37 percent
In County Council District D’s primary, incumbent Chad Shrodes held a sizeable advantage, 72 percent to Todd Paterniti’s 28 percent.
In the packed Republican Register of Wills primary, Derek Hopkins led with 31 percent of the vote. Merrie Street followed with 23 percent of the vote, Rob Preston with 22 percent, Michael Birch with 17 percent, and Bill Schilling with 6 percent.