I recently wrote “No candidates have filed to run for Howard County Board of Education as of January 12th” and I have just been waiting for a candidate to announce of file for this race in 2022. No one has officially entered the race as of today (that I have seen).

I am regularly watching the Maryland Candidate Committee Registration” site and came across a committee filing that caught my eye: “Friends of Dan (Daniel) Newberger

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I am familiar with this person in Howard County so I reached out to see if he would be entering the race for Board of Education in Howard County. Here is what he sent me via email:


Thanks for reaching out and for your interest. I am exploring a run for elected office and look forward to sharing more details in the coming weeks.

Warm regards,


So why do I think Dan may run for Howard County Board of Education? First – let me say I have no inside knowledge that he will run for HoCoBOE in 2022..this is just my best guess based on knowledge and research I have done.

OK…so let’s start with this…A search of his name on Facebook turned up the following page listings:

Most of these seems to be stood up around January 6th or 7th.

Dan has been a key member of the Howard Progressive Project (HPP) – that is why I am familiar with the resident in Howard County.

Here is a tweet mentioning Dan as “HPP’s Dan Newberger…” at an event in Columbia:

Dan was the Treasurer of the Howard Progressive Project (this is what shows up in Google today):

But that seems to have changed on January 4th:

And Dan was listed on the Board of Directors for the HPP…but he is now removed from that site all together today. Here is a look at the WayBack Machine listing for the HPP website:

See the archive listing here: http://howardprogressiveproject.org/

Finally…Here is a look at the LinkedIn profile for Dan with his current position listed as “Government Regions Demand Manager, Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services (AWS)”:

That is as much quick public background information I could find for this article today. Hopefully Dan will provide more details if/when he announces a run for office.

I will keep an eye out for a future filing. You can watch daily as well here: https://elections.maryland.gov/elections/2022/primary_candidates/gen_cand_lists_2022_2_by_county_14.html

Scott E


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