FACT: Allan Kittleman is the one candidate in the race for Howard County Executive with a strong pro-education record.
In fact, former State Superintendent of Schools, Nancy Grasmick made this comment about Allan’s contributions to education in Maryland:
“Allan Kittleman has made substantial contributions to education of the students of Maryland. He has a deep and continuing interest in public education, and our students have benefitted from his consistent support.
From serving as Chair of the Civic Literacy Commission to working with the State Social Studies Advisory Council, Allan has been in our schools and worked with our students.
He knows the ins and outs, the strengths and weaknesses of our schools, and he has never hesitated to tell the truth to officials and our parents even when it wasn’t welcome. We are lucky to have had a tireless advocate who insists on success and equal opportunity for all our children.”
– Nancy Grasmick, Former Maryland State Superintendent of Schools
Over the years, no other elected official has supported efforts to enhance the Howard County Public Schools System more so than Allan Kittleman.
Did you know: For the years in which Allan served on the Howard County Council, he voted in favor of every Council Budget Resolution concerning funding for public education and libraries.
In 2003, Allan along with his council colleague, Chris Merdon developed an alternative budget in response to a large proposed piggy-back tax increase. In the alternative budget, Councilmen Merdon and Kittleman proposed a reduction in the increase of funding for the public schools to avoid the large tax increase.
Interestingly, our opponent campaigned with Councilman Merdon when he was running for County Executive in 2006. Apparently, his support for the 2003 alternative budget did not concern her at that time. Now she is criticizing Allan’s support for the 2003 alternative budget!
While in the State Senate, Allan Kittleman voted for over $1 billion in public school construction funding.
Allan has a long history of volunteering his time to work with students.
Allan Kittleman was a volunteer coach for the Glenelg High School Mock Trial Team in the 1990s. He has also participated in dozens of Simulated Congressional Hearings in Howard County elementary schools over the last 10 years. Allan doesn’t just talk about education; he puts in time and energy working with our students.