The following was posted by Jen Mallo on November 13th:

I am honored to announce that I have been re-elected to the Board of Education. I am thrilled to be able to continue my work serving the students, families, and the staff of HCPSS. We have many challenges ahead of us in education in our county and I am committed to the hard work to ensure excellence in our school system and for our students.

I appreciate my opponent, Sezin Palmer’s social media statement thanking her supporters and signaling the end of her campaign. Her supporters worked tirelessly for her campaign. When I reflect on the long, hard-fought campaign and the election, I am reminded of President-elect Biden statement “We may be opponents – but we are not enemies.” I wish Ms. Palmer well and hope she can continue in her efforts to make positive contributions to our students and schools.

Thank you to my incredible team of supporters. Whether it was quietly talking with your neighbors about my candidacy, working the polls, contributing financially, or encouraging me when the critics were at their harshest—I could not have done this without your efforts. Thank you for putting your faith in me, I hope to live up to your high expectations.


Congratulations to Dr. Yun Lu, Jolene Mosley, Antonia Watts, and Christina Delmont-Small for their election wins. I look forward to working with you all, along with Dr. Chao Wu and Vicky Cutroneo, as we endeavor to provide the best, safest education during these uncertain times.

Thank you to the organizations that endorsed, recommended, or supported me. I am proud that my values aligned your advocacy. Thank you to the elected officials and former elected officials that supported me—I truly appreciate that you placed your trust in me. We are all stronger together and I thank you for the opportunity to continue to do just that.

And finally, thank you to my husband and family. You are the bedrock of my work and my team.


Scott E


  1. Mallo should be very aware that almost half the voters were adamantly opposed to her approach to redistricting. She just squeaked through, unfortunately. Busing so many children away from their home schools is detrimental to their education and development but she just does not care. She is a zealot and ideology trumps everything. Sad.

    • And you should be very aware that “almost half” is less than “more than half.” Shame isn’t it? Sorry!

      • Sheridan is right. In a district that’s predominantly blue, and the turnout was phenomenal, she only won a little over 1000 votes. Let’s not forget, she was promoted on democrat sample ballot too. Had this been any other election in the past, she would have lost. Yes, yes, would have, could have, but didn’t, you would say. That’s not the point though. She should be very concerned going in with these numbers, if she wishes to run again next time.

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