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Patricia S. Gordon*

Patricia S. Gordon

Office Sought: Howard County Board of Education
Age: 82
Residence: Dorsey Hall, Ellicott City.
Education: BA, history, Hunter College; MA, secondary education, Queens College; professional certificate, Fordham University.
Occupation: Retired elementary principal, New York.
Web site: http://www.patgordon2006.com
E-mail address: rovgor@aol.com

Elected offices/civic activities:

Member, Howard County Board of Education, 2000-present; member, Westbury, N.Y., Board of Education, 1987-92; member, Howard County Martin Luther King Jr. commission; member, League of Women Voters, Howard County; board member, Maryland Association of Boar

Why should voters elect you?

"My educational experience is my greatest asset. I am the senior member of the board, which could conceivably have just one incumbent after the election."

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"As of this December, following the election, board size will increase from five to seven members. We are faced with the challenge of preparing for additional members. This means that the physical arrangement of the boardroom will have to be reconfigured, consideration will be given to staff assignments and, most important, structure for a committee system must be in place. Committees will give board members an opportunity to become more familiar with the issues of concern and will allow for more immediate and educated input from the board."

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