With all votes tallied, Byron Macfarlane received 88,905 votes, or 66.1% of all voters, in his bid for re-election. Byron received nearly 40,000 more votes than he did in his last contested general election, while his opponent received nearly 4,000 fewer than his last Republican opponent. He credits fulfilling his promises to the voters and his strong campaign for the overwhelming victory.
“I am truly honored that the voters of Howard County have chosen me to lead this vital office for the next four years. I’ve proven that when I say I’m going to do something, I hold myself accountable and follow through. I promise to push for more reform, more enhancements, and more technological advances in the years ahead to better serve the public and make probate as easy, fair, and inexpensive as possible for our families.”
With his re-election, Byron continues to be the youngest Register of Wills in Maryland and the first and only openly LGBTQ elected official in Howard County.