Jen Mallo recently posted the following image on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook (maybe other places as well…not sure).
The post on Twitter has the following hashtags:
- #HCPSS #OperatingBudget #MentalHealthSupportsforStudents #votingYES
The question I am asking tonight…is this a setup post for a run for County Council in 2022?
There is no question that the establishment Democrats in Howard County (in my opinion) will run a candidate (or candidates) against current Howard County Councilmember in District 4 Deb Jung.
Many people I have talked to over the past few years have mentioned Jen Mallo as a possible candidate in that race (do not discount Sabina Taj in this race either). Now that she has her gig as a BOE member for the next 4 years….she can run…and lose…and keep her current position…making her a perfect candidate for the opposition (even in the same party) against Deb Jung on the Democrat side of the house.
The question becomes…is this a gig that Jen Mallo wants? Will the party back her in a Primary? Will the HoCo developers provide additional assistance in this race (similar or more than they did in the BOE race)?
I am watching and listening to many people as the election season closes in…and the stuff I am hearing makes me believe this might be a fun to watch election season (if you like this stuff).
D1 and D4 are going to be epic races…maybe D5 in a way…maybe not…depends on the candidates in that race. I do not expect major fireworks in D2 or D3 based on what I have heard up to this point…but of course…anything can happen.