Mt. Hebron High School PTSA hosted a Howard County Board of Education candidate forum on February 11, 2020. This forum was for candidates running in districts 1 and 5.

All six candidates from those two districts participated in this forum:

  • District 1: Christina Delmont-Small and Matthew D. Molyett
  • District 5: Saif Rehman, Cindy Vaillancourt, Yun Lu and Gene Ryan

I would guess that between 50 and 70 people attended the forum on the 11th.

I loved the format. Each candidate got a 2 minute opening to address everyone. Then everyone broke out into groups so that the candidates could directly talk to the attendees in small groups. After a little time the candidates would switch tables and talk to other groups.


Here are some of the photos I took while I was at the event:

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I was glad to see a good crowd at the first public forum of the election season and happy to see all of the candidates attend.

The next candidate forum on the schedule happens this weekend:

Date: February 16, 2020 (1:00pm to 5:00pm)

Event: BOE Candidate Forum (all 5 districts)

Location: Alphabets Montessori in Elkridge


I will be helping out at the event on the 16th…and will have my camera to get photos of all of the candidates that attend the event. I hope to see you all on Sunday.

Here is a listing of all of the upcoming candidate forums that I know about today:

Scott E