Although he had previously said he would not actively seek the position, Jim Glorioso came out ahead in the polls, 22-12, in the Democratic primary for second ward alderman held on Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the Montgomery County Board of Elections. However, there were 29 absentee ballots sent out for the primary, 16 of which has been returned so far. According to the board, the absentee ballots will be counted on Friday.
In July, Glorioso challenged the ballot petition of Valerie Beekman, also Democratic candidate for the second ward. When the board of elections turned down his objection, Glorioso announced he would not actively campaign for the position.