.....Republicans also believe another one of their candidates Laurie Halverson a former member of the State Board of Education, also has a chance of winning. Both Jacobs and Halverson feature Hogan prominently on their campaign websites, literature and social media accounts....
LAURIE HALVERSON’S CAMPAIGN FOR STATE DELEGATE IN LD 15 IS FOCUSED ON COMMON SENSE SOLUTIONS FOR MARYLAND’S PROBLEMS
Laurie Halverson’s campaign for State Delegate in LD 15 has increased voter awareness of how valuable her experience would be, especially in the field of education. (Her website at LaurieHalversonforDelegate.com contains a detailed rundown of her experience and goals.)
During a recent campaign event hosted by Nancy Griffin and Annette Wolf, GOP Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga spoke about the importance of electing Governor Hogan and candidates like Halverson with community leadership experience who will support his plans to move Maryland forward....
"One of Qi’s opponents, former state Board of Education member Laurie Halverson, is one of only a couple of Republicans given a chance of success this year in a county that has not elected a Republican to office since 2002."
Maryland has the unfortunate distinction of being the second least accountable school system in the nation. This means that the federal plan (under the “Every Student Succeeds Act”) to determine school accountability is based on a weaker set of academic factors than most of the nation. Standardized test scores for high schools, for example, account for only 30% of a school’s overall score....
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Since the late Del. Jean Cryor was elected from District 15 in 2002, no Republican anywhere in Montgomery County has won election to the Maryland General Assembly.
Laurie Halverson of Potomac, a former member of the state Board of Education, is cautiously optimistic she can change that: She filed Wednesday to run for the House of Delegates from District 15.
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