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Davis To Replace Ex-Councilwoman Leslie Johnson

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Derrick Leon Davis has easily won the race to fill the Prince George’s County Council seat vacated by Leslie Johnson.

Davis, a former school system official and current chairman of the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund, defeated Day Gardner, a businesswoman who ran unopposed in the Republican primary. With all 26 precincts reporting, Davis had 4,004 votes to Gardner’s 389.

Turnout for Tuesday’s special election for the District 6 seat was light. The district, like the rest of the county, is overwhelmingly Democratic.

Johnson pleaded guilty in June to destroying evidence in a federal corruption probe that also ensnared her husband, former County Executive Jack Johnson. She is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 9.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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