Following a most enjoyable meeting this morning, I was reminded that the results of this Board of Education election will result in four new BOE members and that the most tenured BOE incumbents will each have only two years of service. Howard County has an opportunity in the upcoming election to elect and entrust candidates whose way of serving and leading will change the status quo. I encourage everyone of you to consider the candidate's histories, to engage each of us (civilly) in dialogue so that who we are at our cores is the measure with which we are considered. So what? To not do so, especially in America's current political climate and with the undercurrents that are working diligently to achieve specific agendas, will impact our families for years to come. Lets select candidates who are demonstrably above politically expedient rhetoric. Because Every Stakeholder Matters.