There was a Howard County Republican Club meeting on February 27th and the club invited Howard County Board of Education candidates to attend (I do not know if all candidates were invited or some candidates). It appears based on the photos I have seen this morning the following candidates attended: Saif Rehman – district 5, Yun Lu – District 5, Matt Levine – District 4 and Sezin Palmer – District 4.
Here is the post with photos on Facebook:
I did not find out about this meeting until it was to late to get in on my calendar to attend. I would have been very interested to hear the questions and discussions.
I am torn on how I feel about local political clubs and political organizations getting involved in the HoCoBOE race.
On one hand outreach to as many people is wonderful for candidates and candidates should all take every opportunity to meet with voters…and political clubs and organizations have every right to invite anyone to their meetings.
On the other hand do we want political clubs and organizations playing a significant role in the Board of Education election process?
I really do not want the HoCoBOE election to be about right vs left politics. I want to know about the backgrounds of the candidates, what do they believe would be best going forward and how will they best serve our community in the role of a board member in Howard County. I also understand that not everyone will agree with me.
I know…a silly dream to think that partisan politics wont play some role in this election…but one can dream.
I know this…if the various Democratic clubs in Howard County now schedule HoCoBOE candidate events and people lose their minds over it on social media…I have this post right here to remind them it is happening on both sides of the political spectrum.
My recommendation…get to know all you can about all HoCoBOE candidates before the primary in April of 2020 and make the choice you think is best for our county.
If you want an updated list of upcoming forums and event…check out this post: Listing of Howard County Board of Education Candidate Forums and Events in 2020