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UPDATE: Local Incumbents Stay in County Council Office

Incumbents Campos and Olson take majority of votes, Lehman takes District 1 and District 4 will go to a November election.

UPDATE: Local Incumbents Stay in County Council Office UPDATE: Local Incumbents Stay in County Council Office UPDATE: Local Incumbents Stay in County Council Office

The Prince George's County Council races didn't see any major upsets this year, despite a crush of candidates running in the nine districts.

Most of the early voting and precinct ballots were tallied by early Wednesday morning and there were no surprises.

In District 2, with 82 percent of precincts reporting, incumbent Will Campos of Hyattsville was at 79 percent over challenger Dottie McNeill's 15 percent.

"It's a really humbling experience to win my third election and second re-election," he said. "We worked all summer, all year, and I'm excited to finish and do my final term."

Campos hits his term limit in 2014, but he said he has big plans for the next four years.

"We've been hit by the market just like everyone else, and I want to continue to make sure to bring more business and commercial revenue into the county and district, and create an even pool of taxes not just from the backs of residents," Campos said.

In District 3, with 91 percent of precincts reporting, incumbent Eric Olson has 91 percent of the votes over Al Whiting's 9 percent.

"Well we've worked very hard the last four years. We've reached out to all of our neighborhoods, we've formed new civic associations, we're working on redevelopment, smart growth; you know, all the issues people care about," Olson said late Tuesday. "I have an excellent staff and we try to be very responsive to our constituents. So we're doing everything we can for our community. It's great to get that kind of support from the community, and I'm very grateful for it."

In District 4, with 58 percent of the precincts reporting, incumbent Ingrid Turner is winning an unopposed race and got the nod from Democrats today.

"Now that I've won the Democratic nomination, I will continue what I've been doing, which is working for the citizens … to improve their quality of life here in Prince George's County," she said after the polls closed.

Yet, Turner will face Republican counterpart, 18-year-old Fiona Moodie in the November election. Moodie took 899 votes.

"It's actually the first time I've voted, and the first time I voted for myself," she said.

Moodie, whose mother Margaret is running for state delegate in District 23, registered to vote about a year ago.

"I just felt that as far as Prince George's County goes, there was a lot of constituents that their voices weren't being counted," she said of her reasons for running. "I wanted to bring more conservative and common sense solutions to our constituents and get back to the Constitution."

In District 1, with 90 percent of precincts reporting, Mary A. Lehman has 41 percent of counted votes, followed by Frederick Smalls with nearly 27 percent.

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