Retired IBM executive Jeffries Webster coasted to an easy victory in the Democratic primary for the District B County Council seat Tuesday.
He will face Republican incumbent Joanne S. Parrott, a former advertising executive, in the general election Nov. 7. Parrott had no primary opponent.
Webster, of Fallston, received 8,564 votes, compared to 5,038 votes for his primary opponent, John R. Gaughan, also of Fallston.
Webster took 42.2 percent of the vote, while Gaughan received 24.8 percent.
Almost one-third Harford Democrats who went to the polls or cast absentee ballots didn't vote in the District B primary race, based on county Board of Supervisors of Elections results.