UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prince George’s County voters have chosen a replacement for Councilwoman Leslie Johnson.
According to the county board of elections, Derrick Leon Davis won Tuesday’s special primary election to fill Johnson’s District 6 seat. Davis, a former school system official and current chairman of the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund, received 55 percent of ballots cast.READ MORE: Nor'Easter Hits Maryland: How To Navigate Icy Roads
Johnson pleaded guilty in June to destroying evidence in a federal corruption probe that also ensnared her husband, former County Executive Jack Johnson. She could receive more than a year in prison when she’s sentenced on Oct. 13.READ MORE: Snow Emergency Plan Activated For Anne Arundel County
Fourteen Democrats and one Republican ran for Johnson’s seat.
Because Prince George’s is heavily Democratic, the winner of the Democratic primary usually wins the general election. Davis was backed by County Executive Rushern Baker and several Councilmembers.MORE NEWS: BWI Sees Flight Cancellations As Nor'Easter Sweeps Over Region
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