County Boards of Education

In 2020, several counties are electing members of their school boards. While these are all non-partisan elections (candidates’ names appear on both party’s ballots), at in at least one county, political clubs have recommended specific candidates. Furthermore, each candidate’s values direct their support for important school policies, so it is important to know their opinions and outlook.

 

The following counties have school board elections:

  • Alleghany County – 3 seats, 6 candidates

  • Anne Arundel County – 2 districts, each with 1 seat, 2 candidates (total 2 seats, 4 candidates)

  • Calvert County – 3 districts, each with 1 seat, only Districts 1 & 2 have 2 candidates

  • Caroline County – 2 districts, each with 1 seat and 2 candidates

  • Carroll County – 2 seats, 4 candidates 

  • Cecil County – 2 districts, each with 1 seat, only District 1 has 2 candidates 

  • Dorchester County – 3 districts, each with 1 seat and 2 candidates

  • Frederick county – 3 seats, 6 candidates

  • Garrett County – at large, 3 candidates 

  • Howard County – 5 districts, each with 1, seat, 2 candidates (total 5 seats, 10 candidates)

  • Kent County – 1 seat, 2 candidates 

  • Montgomery County – 1 at large & 2 districts each with 2 candidates (total 3 seats, 6 candidates) 

  • Prince George’s County – 5 districts, each with 1 seat, only Districts 4, 7 & 8 have 2 candidates (total 5 seats, 8 candidates) 

  • Queen Anne’s County – 3 districts, only Districts 2 & 4 have 1 candidate, District 3 has no candidates 

  • St. Mary’s County – 1 at large and 2 districts, 3, seats, only at large and District 2 have 2 candidates each, District 4 has one candidate (total 3 seats, 5 candidates) 

  • Somerset County – 2 districts, each with 1 seat and 2 candidates 

  • Talbot County – 3 districts, each with 1 candidate 

  • Washington County – 7 candidates 

  • Wicomico County – 1 district, 1 candidate 

  • Worcester County – 3 districts, each with 1 seat, only Districts 2 & 3 have 2 candidates (total 3 seats, 5 candidates) 

To identify which candidates for these offices support our liberal religious values, it will be important for UUs to research each candidate's record and statements, and where possible contact them to ask specific questions about what educational policies they favor and the values that support them. UULM-MD is planning to outline these kinds of questions and invite anyone to help us do so by contacting the Democracy Task Force at Democracy@uulmmd.org.  

The effectiveness of UULM-MD’s statewide advocacy work is impossible without the involvement of UUs and other Marylanders.

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