As a service to our readers, The Business Monthly has asked Howard County Board of Education candidates running in the 2020 Primary Election to provide responses to a short questionnaire. Their unedited responses follow.

This Voters’ Guide includes only the candidates running in the primary election. Mike Sheer, candidate in District 4, and Gian P. Alfeo, candidate in District 3, suspended their campaigns after the official ballots had been printed. Julie Hotopp, candidate in Council District 4, is running a write-in campaign and will only be participating in the General Election cycle.

Question 1: What will be your number one priority as a member of the Board of Education?

Question 2: What budget experience do you have that will help the Howard County Public School System?

Question 3: What changes will you offer to how Title 1 funding is being used?

District 1

District 2

District 3

District 4

District 5