Incumbents sweep state District 37B
EASTON — Republican incumbents swept the District 37B Maryland House of Delegates race with Del. Johnny Mautz, R-37B-Talbot, and Del. Christopher Adams, R-37B-Wicomico, winning re-election Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Two of the three candidates in the District 37B race would be elected. Mautz garnered 24,499 votes, with Adams receiving 19,112 votes. Democratic challenger Dan O’Hare finished in third with 12,332 votes.
Mautz, who first was elected in 2014, is a native of St. Michaels and graduated the Ohio Northern University law program in 1997. After admission to the Maryland Bar Association, Mautz worked as a legislative lawyer for the House Judiciary committee as an advisor to then-Gov. Bob Ehrlich. Mautz also is the manager of his family’s restaurant Carpenter Street Saloon in St. Michaels.
“I’m elated, humbled and honored to be re-elected,” Mautz said. “We have done so much over the last four years, and I’m looking forward to do more for the Eastern Shore.
“I’m deeply grateful for the support over the last four years. We have a bright future with Gov. Larry Hogan returning. With him and the Eastern Shore Delegation on your side, we will continue to work hard for the Shore.”
Adams is a fifth-generation Eastern Shore native and the father of three. During his time as delegate, Adams has served on the economic matters committee. He first was elected in 2014. Adams is the owner of several businesses, including a retail floor covering business, Value Carpet One Floor & Home and commercial real estate properties in Maryland.
“I’m very happy and, most importantly, happy seeing Gov. Hogan re-elected,” Adams said. “I’m very excited for the prospects for the Eastern Shore and will continue to support Gov. Hogan’s initiatives.”
“We have a great team with Sen. Addie Eckardt and Del. Johnny Mautz working for you on the Eastern Shore,” he said. “This is a thrilling and humbling experience for me. Thank you to all the voters.”