I have known for a while that Robert Miller was planning on running for Howard County Board of Education in 2018…based on conversations I have had with him as well as this post on his campaign Facebook page back in May:
Though I was not chosen by our County Executive to fill the vacancy on our Board of Education, I understand that some supporters wrote to him on my behalf. I want to express my appreciation to those who did so; I very much appreciate your kind support. If the appointee, Mr. Hejeebu, is confirmed by the County Council, I wish him the best in his endeavors to serve HCPSS. Meanwhile, I would still like to see a recent HCPSS educator on the board, so I am continuing my plan to run for a board seat in ’18. Thank you for your consideration.
Robert finished 6th in the 2016 Primary and 6th in the 2016 General election for Howard County Board of Education. This gives him decent name recognition heading into the 2018 race.
Robert is the 3rd confirmed candidate running in 2018…along with Chao Wu and Saif Rehman. Looks like I should start putting together the Technology Outreach Reference card soon for this race.
I have no word yet on the status or plans of the four incumbents up for re-election in 2018 (Cynthia L. Vaillancourt, Bess Altwerger, Sandra H. French and Ananta Hejeebu). It is not uncommon for candidates in this race to file very late in the process…so it might be a while before we know the full field of candidates.
Stay tuned for more information…