Poll: Who Do You Support for Board of Education?
Talk about your top pick for school board in comments or vote in our poll.
There are six candidates running for three seats on the Howard County Board of Education this year.
In addition, each candidate has posted on their websites where they stand on important issues such as redistricting, equity across schools, technology, open enrollment and much more.
Find that information by clicking on the candidates' name below:
Bob Ballinger - Staffer for Congressman Joe Pitts, of PA, from Ellicott City.
Ann De Lacy - Retired teacher, former president of the Howard County Education Association, from Columbia.
David Gertler - Technology executive, from Ellicott City.
Ellen Flynn Giles - Incumbent board member, editor and analyst, from Scaggsville.
Jackie Scott - Professor and policy lawyer, from Columbia.
Janet Siddiqui - Incumbent board member, pediatrician.
Also, you can find out more about the candidates in the Howard County League of Women Voters' Guide, which allows voters to make side-by-side comparisions of candidates on a wide range of issue-based questions.
As part of Patch's unofficial poll we are asking readers which one candidate are you most strongly supporting for Howard County Board of Education?