HoCo BOE Candidate Information 2018

In the race for HoCo Board of Education there are 13 candidates on the ballot. Eleven have been running serious campaigns.

During the Primary election, you may vote for up to four candidates. Eight will go on to the general election to compete for the four seats.

The candidates to consider are Vicky Cutroneo, Bob Glascock, Danny Mackey, Jen Mallo, Robert W. Miller, Anita Pandey, Carleen Pena, Saif Rehman, Mavourene Robinson, Sabina Taj, and, Chao Wu

Two people on the ballot to ignore are Timothy Hodgson Hamilton and Christopher Michael Hilfiger. They have not appeared at forums, turned in finance reports, and cannot have their names removed from the ballot at this point.

 

Political Affiliations:

Democrats Bob Glascock, Jen Mallo, Robert Miller, Anita Pandey, Sabina Taj

Republicans :Vicki Cutroneo, Danny Mackey, and Mavourene Robinson. 

Unaffiliated :Carleen Pena, Saif Rehman, and Chao Wu who was a Republican, but is now unaffiliated. 

 

Useful links:

Indivisible HoCoMD Education Action Team BOE Candidate Surveys  

We received nine survey responses. The two holdouts were – Vicky Cutroneo and Danny Mackey. See all responses:http://indivisiblehocomd.org/action-teams/education/board-of-education-candidates-survey/

Campaign Finance information: Local blogger Scott E has the numbers in a table and includes his own analysis.

https://scotteblog.com/2018/05/23/campaign-finance-numbers-howard-county-board-of-education-candidates-may-2018/

Howard County Educators Association (HCEA) Endorsements:

Robert Miller, Vickie Cutroneo, and Bob Glascock. Robert is a career Howard County music teacher. Vickie has fought and won many things for students and educators as a parent activist. Bob is a former administrator who knows and values the hard work we do as educators every day.

HoCo NAACP Straw Poll Results

The organization isn’t making official endorsements. The top four winners included three Democrats: Sabina Taj, Jen Mallo, and Bob Glascock and  one Republican: Mauvorene Robinson. Robinson sounded pretty good at the Miller Library Forum, except on her answer to a question about Transgender bathrooms where she said she thought they should have their own individual bathrooms. She has also been said to support Trump and to support public funds going to private education.