Updated: May 26
Friends of Lynne Harris is proud to announce the following:
MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBER TOM HUCKER
For Board of Education At-Large: I support Lynne Harris, a former MCCPTA President, MCPS parent, and MCPS educator. I have known Lynne for over a decade as a friend, a neighbor, my local PTA president and even as my former legislative aide in Annapolis. Lynne is trained as a registered nurse and an attorney, so she understands the fundamental role of public education as a key social determinant of health and has long focused on the needs of our kids inside and outside the classroom. She’s received the Washington Post endorsement.
Lynne is exactly the type of volunteer citizen-leader who is well-prepared to pivot to become a very effective elected official because she has spent many years in the trenches operating as a fierce and convincing advocate for our students. By doing so, she has developed a deep and broad understanding of MCPS and already has the relationships with staff and stakeholders and an understanding of how to get things done. If she is elected, she will hit the ground running and continue to be 100% focused on delivering for our students.
NATIONAL PTA YOUTH ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR ZOE TISHAEV
A Clarksburg HS Senior and Transit Advocate
Let me be absolutely clear — I would not be where I am today without Lynne. My first real position in student advocacy was the MCR Liaison to MCCPTA, and I was mortified. I knew nothing about county politics. I could barely speak to adults without stumbling. She not only accepted me into a group where every person had more life experience, more MCPS expertise than I, she EMBRACED the student perspective, regularly going out of her way to invite me into the discussion.
She is one of the most genuine yet ferocious people I've ever met. She always holds her moral ground. She has seen and immersed herself in every possible perspective — that of a teacher, that of a parent, and that of the students. There is no question in my mind that she will stand her ground and defend the policies best for the students on every issue that comes before the board.
And a much appreciated shout-out from:
DAVID BLAIR, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, COUNCIL FOR ADVOCACY AND POLICY SOLUTIONS
This week you should have received your ballot in the mail. It’s two full pages and with less than two weeks to vote - it might be easy to overlook the Board of Education election . . . but don’t! This race is highly contentious and there is fierce debate over school boundaries. The newly elected board members will shape our future and we need sound leadership as pointed out by The Washington Post in their endorsement of Lynne Harris and Shebra Evans.