Cindy Vaillancourt made the following announcement on Facebook yesterday:
I have decided to run for a seat on the Board of Education in the 2020 election as a candidate from District 5.
I will be filing officially in the next few days.
Like so many of us, I have been alternately frustrated, disappointed, angry, and saddened during these last few months.
I believe we can and must do better. We have a lot of challenges facing us. This community can be force for tremendous good. I believe in us. Let’s begin working toward healing and a path forward today.
Cindy Vaillancourt received the most votes of any candidate that ran for Howard County Board of Education (HoCoBOE) in a countywide race in 2014 (44,142).
Cindy Vaillancourt also won election to the HoCoBOE in 2010 receiving the 4th most votes in a countywide race (30,990) that election cycle.
Having won two elections in the past one can say Cindy Vaillancourt is a veteran of running for and being elected to the HoCoBOE. This election will be a bit different as she will be running just in District 5 and not countywide.
Cindy Vaillancourt was a very popular elected official on the HoCoBOE over the two terms she previously served. She will make a formidable candidate this election cycle.
Article Update: Cindy Vaillancourt filed to run on January 22nd.
Here are the candidates that have filed and or announced they plan to run for HoCoBOE in 2020:
- Christina Delmont-Small
- Larry Pretlow
- Kirsten Coombs
- Matt Levine
- Saif Rehman
- Cindy Vaillancourt
Other currently elected officials on the HoCoBOE that are up for reelection include: Sabina Taj (District 1), Mavis Ellis (District 4) and Jen Mallo (District 4). I have seen no official announcement from these elected officials as of this post.
The filing deadline for candidates to enter this race is January 24, 2020 by 9:00pm. I am expecting a big field of candidates to run in 2020.
Be sure to stay up to date with candidate announcements and links to candidates websites and social media channels here: https://scotteblog.com/hocoboe-in-2020/
If you plan on running for HoCoBOE in 2020 be sure to give me a heads up so I can make sure to list you on my tracking page.