We have a new candidate for Howard County Board of Education in District 2: James Cecil.

I checked and the website listed is not up and running yet. I also did a quick search on Facebook and did not find a page for the campaign.

Hopefully we get additional information about this candidate in the near future.

Article update: Here is an article I was sent in which a person by the name of James Cecil is quoted:

Here are the candidates that have filed and or announced they plan to run for HoCoBOE in 2020:


District 1:

  • Christina Delmont-Small

District 2:

  • Larry Pretlow
  • James Cecil

District 3:

  • Gian P Alfeo
  • Tom Heffner

District 4:

  • Kirsten Coombs
  • Matt Levine
  • Sezin Palmer

District 5:

  • Saif Rehman
  • Cindy Vaillancourt

Other currently elected officials on the HoCoBOE that are up for reelection include: Sabina Taj (District 1) and Jen Mallo (District 4). I have seen no official announcement from these elected officials as of this post. Mavis Ellis (District 4) has announced that she does not plan to seek reelection in 2020.

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:

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.

Scott E