Thanks to the tireless efforts of MCEA members, all of our recommended county-level candidates were victorious on Election Day.
As the MSEA noted in its post-election analysis, “a Sweep in Montgomery County was realized as every recommended candidate for county council, state legislature, and board of education won. The board of education contests were the most competitive and were decided by just a few percentage points – underscoring the importance of Apple Ballot volunteers greeting and persuading voters to back MCEA-recommended candidates.”
We are looking forward to working with incoming County Executive (and former MCEA member) Marc Elrich to implement a bold and progressive agenda for our schools – schools that are funded adequately and equitably.
At the state level, while we were disappointed that Ben Jealous came up short in his bid for governor, we helped elect strong members of the General Assembly who will fight for the interests of educators, students and parents.
While the election is over, in many ways our work has just begun. The Kirwan Commission will soon be releasing its policy recommendations for schools in Maryland, and MCEA will be following the process closely.
But for now, please take a moment to reflect on a “job well-done” during the 2018 election season.