Lion King Hopes to Roar in Prince George’s House Primary | Maryland Matters | Government and Political News

What was shaping up to be an easy reelection for Prince George’s County Dels. Diana M. Fennell (D) and Jimmy Tarlau (D) became considerably more complicated when Cheverly Town Councilman and political scion Julian Ivey entered the District 47A Democratic primary weeks before the candidate filing deadline.

Tarlau and Fennell were confident they’d run unopposed in the two-seat subdistrict – part of a larger legislative district with an array of overlapping political alliances. State Sen. Victor R. Ramirez’s decision to run for state’s attorney triggered an intense period of political jockeying, and it appeared as if many Prince George’s leaders had reached an agreement about who should be slotted for which spot on the ballot. But Ivey’s decision to run – for a seat his mother held for eight years – quickly scrambled the picture.
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