Montgomery Elects Historic Slate Of Candidates To Council

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County voters elected a historic slate of candidates to the county council.

The Washington Post reports that voters added Latina, Asian and Black representatives to a body that will be majority-female for the first time.

The six incoming members are all women. The changes on the council are expected to shift the body further left in a deep blue county that already prides itself as a haven for progressive ideas and policymaking.

Montgomery is the state’s most populous county. People of color number nearly 6 in 10 of the county’s 1.05 million residents.

Maryland also had an historic election in statewide contests this cycle.

Maryland voters elected the state's first Black governor, first Black attorney general and first immigrant and woman of color to serve as lieutenant governor.