Meet Dr. Chao Wu

I won the general election on 11/6/2018 for Howard County Board of Election, ranked the second place among eight candidates and received more than 54000 votes. Thanks for our voters who trusted me and my volunteer team who helped our campaign.

I will serve Howard County Board of Education from 2019-2022.

Disclaimer: Everything I post here will be my opinion only. It does not represent the opinion of Howard County Board of Education unless it clearly states that.

Dr. Chao Wu is a scientist, engineer and data scientist and now he is a 2018 Howard County Board of Education Candidate. He can be reached by email: or or twitter chaowu2016.

My campaign platform is located at

A Vote for Wu is a Vote for You

Coming from a low-income farmer’s family that barely made ends meet, Chao saw from a very young age that education is a way to improve his life and his family’s life. He has been educated in three different countries worldwide in three different educational systems, first with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Science and Technology of China, next with a Master’s Degree from the National University of Singapore, and finally a Doctoral Degree from the University of Maryland. All three systems believe that education is the bridge to success, a belief that Chao has embraced wholeheartedly in his personal and professional life. This belief has given him a strong sense of commitment to public education and the ability to see how valuable education is to the citizens of HCPSS.

Chao has been serving as an elected council representative and a board member of the Columbia Association since 2015. He also served as a board member of the River Hill Village Association in 2012 and served again starting in 2015. He served as the Vice Chair and Chair of CA Budget Committee, a committee member of Risk Management Committee and Audit Committe. On both boards, he represents the community and listens to residents’ feedback. He persists to ensure that the Columbia Association is held accountable for its nearly 80 million dollar budget. He also writes monthly on the River Hill The Villager about issues in our daily lives, such as CA’s customer service, organization risk management, etc.

Chao is very active in the HCPSS community. Since 2015, Chao has testified in front of the BOE on multiple issues. In 2016, he led a group of parents in the HCPSS school start time discussion and presented their recommendations to the BOE. In 2017, Chao joined the BOE Operating Budget Review Committee, which made multiple recommendations on how HCPSS can improve its budgeting process. He also participated in many community meetings during the 2017 HCPSS redistricting process and gained first-hand experience from diverse communities.

Chao also serves on County Executive Allan Kittleman’s #OneHoward steering committee. He values both the diversity of our community and inclusion of all great ideas that the committee promotes.

As a school board member, he will focus on the following:

1. Build Trust with a Collaborative and Open Mindset

2. Provide Equitable Learning Opportunities for All by Informing and Empowering Students, Parents and Families

3. Motivate Students to Achieve Their Success

A Vote for Wu is a Vote for You — You the students, You the parents, You the teachers, You the residents, You the community.

The 2018 BOE campaign kickoff speech is here:

By Authority of Friends of Chao Wu, Treasurer: Ying Wang

5 thoughts on “Meet Dr. Chao Wu

  1. Linfeng Chen says:

    I really appreciate your spirits and attitude: altruism, hardworking, listening to all voices, global view, A great man yet humble!!! I always support you! – Linfeng

  2. Dong Liu says:

    Support!!! We need someone who really understands, appreciates and benefits from education in the board.

  3. Jim Peffall says:

    I voted for you on the strength of your bio, past performance and promise of future excellence.

Leave a Reply