Incumbent Robert A. McKee easily beat Democratic challenger and local businessman Peter E. Perini Sr. in Tuesday's general election to win a third term in the Maryland House of Delegates.
With all precincts reporting, complete but unofficial results showed McKee won 75 percent of the vote to Perini's 25 percent in the race for the District 2A seat. McKee had 9,729 votes to Perini's 3,290 votes.
McKee said he wasn't surprised he won or by the margin.
As he went door-to-door campaigning, McKee said, people told him how much they disliked the "nasty, negative campaign" Perini ran.
"The citizens don't appreciate that type of campaign ... The only thing he did was constantly slam me," McKee said in a telephone interview from the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in downtown Hagerstown, where local Republicans gathered on election night.