Republicans Adams and Mautz easily carry District 37B

Republicans Chris Adams and Johnny Mautz outdistanced Democrats Keasha Haythe and Rodney Benjamin to capture the two District 37B seats up for grabs Tuesday.

Adams and Mautz received 30 percent and 40 percent of the vote, respectively, compared to 15 percent each for Haythe and Benjamin.

The district covers Talbot, Dorchester and Caroline counties, but a portion dips down to include western and northern Wicomico.

In the June primary, Talbot restaurant owner Mautz had 35 percent of the vote. Salisbury businessman Chris Adams was second with 24 percent.

Benjamin and Haythe had a clear path on the Democratic side of the 37B ballot, so Mautz, Adams, Benjamin and Haythe faced off for two spots.

The district has long been represented by two Republicans, Addie Eckardt and Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, each of whom sought other offices this election cycle.

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