Del. Andrew A. Serafini soundly defeated two Republican opponents Tuesday in his quest to win a full term in the Maryland House of Delegates.
With all 16 precincts in Subdistrict 2A reporting, plus early-voting results, Serafini had 2,569 votes.
Denny Stouffer had 1,178 votes and William J. Wivell, a Washington County commissioner, had 1,052 votes.
Serafini now will face Neil Becker, who was not opposed in the Democratic primary.
The general election is Nov. 2.
Serafini said the major issue in the race was the challenge the state faces as it struggles with its financial health.
As of Tuesday, 236 absentee ballots had been turned in to the Washington County Board of Elections out of the 286 that were requested.
Absentee ballots must reach the board of elections by Sept. 22 and be postmarked by Sept. 14.
Subdistrict 2A includes Smithsburg, Maugansville, Halfway and Williamsport, as well as other northern parts of the county.