Democrat Jacob Bennet Declared Winner Of Harford County County Council District F
HAVRE DE GRACE - Democratic candidate for Harford County's Council District F, Jacob Bennet, defeated Republican incumbent Curtis Beulah, according to the Harford County Board of Elections.
The race was incredibly close and took nearly a week to decide fully. In the end, Bennet received 47.6% of the total vote over Beulah's 47%. A margin of only 92 votes separated the pair.
Beulah initially led Bennet by around 1,000 votes on election day, with mail-in ballots still being counted. Bennet was able to catch up after receiving a dominant 65.3% of the mail-in votes and 61.3% of provisional ballots.
According to Harford County Board of Elections Director Stephanie Taylor, the board certified the county's results on Friday, following their last round of ballot canvassing.
With Beulah's defeat, there will only be two returning members of the Harford County Council; council president Patrick Vincenti and District C council member Tony Giangiordano, both Republicans.
Vincenti and Giangiordano defeated their Democratic challengers confidently, garnering 60.7% and 64% of the vote, respectively.
Bennet's victory also means that there will be two democrats on the county council, shifting the makeup from a 6-1 republican majority to a 5-2 republican majority.