Meet & Greet the Howard County Candidates Running for Elected Office This Year

meetthecandidatesThe Forest Ridge Elementary School (FRES) PTA is pleased to present the Howard County Candidates Forum Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. in the FRES cafeteria. A joint effort sponsored by the Savage Community Association and the FRES PTA, the forum provides an opportunity for local PTA members to meet, greet
and ask questions of the Howard County candidates running for office this November. The event is open to all PTA members from any local Howard County school. Students of all ages are encouraged to attend and ask questions.

Event Details
Ice Cream Social – 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Forum –  7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Invited and confirmed to attend the forum are all six local Board of Education election candidates including Kirsten Coombs, Vicky Cutroneo, Christina Delmont-Small, Mavis Ellis, Robert Miller and Janet Siddiqui. U.S. Senate and Congressional candidates confirmed to attend are Pat McDonogh and C.A. Dutch Ruppersburger from District 2, Mark Plaster and John Sarbanes from District 3.

Ask a Question – Get an Ice Cream Treat 
Every attendee who asks a question will receive a free ice cream treat. Please submit questions via email to, or post your questions to the SCA-PTA Forum Facebook. There is no limit to the number of questions you can submit. Questions will also be taken at the door.

Can’t attend the event? You can still participate. After the forum, candidates will be given an opportunity to respond in writing to the topics submitted.

The SCA-PTA forum was well attended in 2014, and we are hoping to keep up the tradition. You can view the 2014 video here to get a feel for the format. To volunteer for the event or for additional information, contact Lisa Loveless.


*Candidate participation is dependent on availability and subject to change.

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