In Maryland, bus operator Derrick Mallard narrowly lost his race for Bowie Maryland's 4th District Council seat, garnering third place with 697 votes, 20 behind winner Roxy Ndebumadu and just four votes less than Leon Buck. This was the first time running for public office for Mallard, a veteran WMATA worker and a Local 689 member for more than 20 years. "As we move into 2020, it is more important than ever that we keep up our momentum with candidates good for labor and working families up and down the ballot," said Jackie L. Jeter, President of the Metro Washington Council. "We’re proud to support candidates who stand up for working people, advocate for good jobs and fair wages, and reject privatization of public services that put profits ahead of people."
- David Stephen; photo: at NoVA's big push last Saturday
Correction: An earlier version of this story reported that Mallard won in Bowie's 4th District.