With six weeks left until the filing deadline, only two local legislators have drawn opponents.
Sen. Alex X. Mooney, R-Washington/Frederick, is being challenged in the September primary by fellow Republican Hugh M. Warner of Frederick. Warner ran unsuccessfully for Frederick County Commissioner in 2002.
No Democratic challengers had filed against Mooney as of Friday, according to records of the state Board of Elections.
The other contest involves legislative District 2C, which includes roughly the city of Hagerstown. Incumbent John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, has no challengers in the primary, but will face the winner of a Republican primary race between former Del. Paul D. Muldowney and former Hagerstown City Council candidate Scott Hesse.
Hesse was the sixth highest vote-getter in last year's council race, losing a spot to Alesia D. Parson-McBean by 31 votes.