Derrick Leon Davis to replace ex-Councilwoman Leslie Johnson

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - Derrick Leon Davis has easily won the race to fill the Prince George's County Council seat vacated by Leslie Johnson.

Davis, a former school system official and current chairman of the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund, defeated Day Gardner, a businesswoman who ran unopposed in the Republican primary. With all 26 precincts reporting, Davis had 4,004 votes to Gardner's 389.

Turnout for Tuesday's special election for the District 6 seat was light. The district, like the rest of the county, is overwhelmingly Democratic.

Johnson pleaded guilty in June to destroying evidence in a federal corruption probe that also ensnared her husband, former County Executive Jack Johnson. She is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 9.