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Biography

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Katie Hester (Democrat) is a member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 9. Hester was elected to the office on November 6, 2018.

Katie Hester lives in Ellicott City, Maryland. She earned a degree in agricultural and biological engineering from Cornell University. Hester's career experience includes working as the Americas director with The Partnering Initiative.

Elections

2018

General election
General election for Maryland State Senate District 9

Katie Hester (D) defeated incumbent Gail Bates (R) in the general election for Maryland State Senate District 9 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Katie Hester (D)
50.8
33,493

Gail Bates (R)
49.1
32,347
Other/Write-in votes
0.1
52

Total votes: 65,892
(100% precincts reporting)
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Maryland State Senate District 9

Katie Hester advanced from the Democratic primary for Maryland State Senate District 9 on June 26, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Katie Hester (D)
100
9,761

Total votes: 9,761
Republican primary election
Republican primary for Maryland State Senate District 9

Incumbent Gail Bates defeated Reid Novotny in the Republican primary for Maryland State Senate District 9 on June 26, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Gail Bates (R)
53.9
4,222

Reid Novotny (R)
46.1
3,605

Total votes: 7,827


Debates/Survey

2019

Dec. 3
Frederick Regional Agriculture Listening Session

Tue 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

12 E Church St, Frederick, MD 21701-5402, United States

Jul. 9
Happy Hour w/ Senator Katie Fry Hester

Tue 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

Museum of Howard County History Ellicott City, MD

May 28
Town Hall with Senator Katie Fry Hester

Tue 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Patapsco Distilling Company 7609 Main St, Sykesville, MD 21784, USA

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