Meet Delegate Chao Wu

I am Dr. Chao Wu. I am a newly elected Maryland State Delegate of District 9A, representing part of Howard and Montgomery Counties. I am a data scientist, a husband, a father of two public school children, an immigrant, a community volunteer and a former school board member.

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I am serving on the

  1. House Ways and Means Committee
    • Education sub-Committee and Local Revenue sub-Committee
  2. Howard County Delegation
  3. Montgomery County Delegation
  4. Montgomery County Land Use, Transportation and Public Safety Committee
  5. Maryland House AAPI Caucus, Treasurer
  6. Maryland Transit Caucus
  7. Maryland Apprenticeship 2030 Commission

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I served on the Howard County Board of Education (BOE) (Term 2018-2022). I served as  the Board chair, sat on the BOE Audit Committee and Howard County Spending Affordability Committee, and was elected as Board of Director of Maryland Association of Board of Education (MABE). 

I am an avid community volunteer. Prior to my service on the Howard County BOE, I served on the River Hill Village board and the Columbia Association board. With my long time public service experience, I am well prepared in  serving constituents and making policies. 

My rich and diverse educational, professional, and life experiences equip me with pragmatic, balanced, and diverse problem-solving skills. Coming from a low-income family, I eventually received my Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), a master’s degree from National University of Singapore (NUS) and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).  Being trained as a data scientist, I thrive at producing fact-based, cooperative, long-term, and innovative solutions to the many social and economic challenges in our great state of Maryland.

My role on the Maryland State Delegate will focus on the following areas:

  • Improve education system and revise the state funding formulas to reflect the population growth
  • Build better infrastructure and protect environment
  • Strengthen community safety and enhance public health
  • Address workforce challenges and create more jobs to increase social mobility

I will bring forward policies that benefit middle-class families and those trying to rise out of poverty, while these two groups have often been neglected in the legislative process. I will also strive to find common grounds for diverse opinions, and to create a shared vision for all Marylanders.

I am looking forward to having your support.  Together, we will make Maryland a better place for us all!

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