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Personal Details

Reid Novotny (Republican) was a candidate who sought election to the Maryland State Senate to represent District 9. Novotny lost the primary on June 26, 2018.

Reid Novotny lives in Howard County, Maryland. Novotny served in the U.S. Air Force and the Maryland Air National Guard and reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He earned a master's degree in computer security from George Washington University and a master's degree in strategic communications from George Mason University. Novotny's career experience includes working as an advisor to officials in the U.S. Air Force and as a cybersecurity entrepreneur.

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