From the Harford County Education Association (HCEA):
HCEA proudly endorses Duvowel Peaker for Harford County Council District E, Joseph Smith for Harford County Council District F and Bridget Kelly for Maryland Senate District 35. All three candidates have demonstrated a life-long commitment to public service and public education. HCEA believes that these candidates will provide the leadership we need to improve education in Harford County.
“I am an advocate for education here in Harford County, especially in District E. I feel the need to fund education in this county has grown beyond critical. We are already losing outstanding teachers to other counties, and most importantly we aren’t giving our children a fair opportunity for a quality public school education. As the County Councilman for District E, I will be willing to work with all of the members of the county council, the board of education, and our state delegates, to find a much needed solution. To quote John F. Kennedy, “Let us not seek the Republican answer nor the Democratic answer, but the right answer!”” – Duvowel Peaker
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Harford County Education Association,” said Joseph Smith. “One of the most important investments we can make to grow our economy is in the education of our children. The County Executive, County Council, Board of Education and HCEA need to work together to ensure that improving our schools and supporting our teachers is our top priority.” – Joseph Smith
“I support public education, the backbone of democracy. I am proud to call myself an educator. I am proud of the work of the HCEA. They enrich the lives of their students.” – Bridget Kelly
HCEA vets all candidates for endorsement through a careful selection process which includes completion of a questionnaire and interviews with educators. All candidates were given the opportunity to participate in the HCEA endorsement process. HCEA will continue to interview candidates in other countywide and statewide races, releasing endorsements as decisions are made.