After nearly all the mail-in and provisional ballots were reported today, I am very excited and humbled to be elected as one of the Delegates for District 9A.
Our team effort is paramount to the success of this election. I am so grateful to our supporters, volunteers and donors who placed their trust and confidence in me and worked so hard on the campaign trail for me.
I am so proud and grateful to have the support from Team 9. Congratulations to Delegate-Elect Natalie Ziegler, Delegate Courtney Watson and Senator Katie Fry Hester for their respective wins! Together we made it! I am honored to join them in Annapolis to work for our constituents.
Just last week, I had my last public board meeting after my four-year service on Howard County Board of Education. These four-year public service experiences have taught me to actively listen, seek common ground, be practical and be a visionary at the same time.
It will be a distinct honor and privilege to serve as your representative in Annapolis. I promise that I will do my best to be the champion of your voice.
Dear friends and supporters, although final polling numbers for District 9A will not be ready until next Friday ( Nov. 18th), Team Wu is trailing at the number 3 place. There are still a few thousands mail-in ballots that need to be counted. It will help us, but it may be not enough. The final gap will be a few hundred votes. No matter the final outcome, I am so grateful for your overwhelming support. Let’s cross our fingers and stay tuned. Thank you.
I am pleased to announce that I will be advancing to the Nov. 8th general election for Maryland State Delegate District 9A. I am grateful for your votes and humbled by your trust in me.
I truly appreciate our friendly competition in the primary election, Steve Bolen and Natalie Ziegler. Steven Bolen Natalie ZieglerCongratulations, Natalie Ziegler, Trent Kittleman, and Dr. Jianning Zeng. District 9A voters, I am asking for your vote in the general election. A vote for WU is a vote for YOU!
2022 Endorsement for Dr. Chao Wu for Maryland State Delegate
Here comes the endorsement for Dr. Chao Wu for Maryland State Delegate, District 9A. Although I have been endorsed by various organizations or persons, I believe it is not a specific organization that can speak for you. It is you, our voters, by making some effort to understand the candidate’s background, experience, and vision for Maryland. Then you cast an informed vote. Your vote is my endorsement.
My service on the Howard County Board of Education (2018-2022), one year as chair and more than 500 articles on various topics on this website will help you understand me better.
I am a data scientist, a proud father of two, an immigrant, and a community volunteer. I currently serve on the Howard County Board of Education (BOE) (Term 2018-2022).
Many residents know that in Howard County, developers have a controlling influence in local politics, especially campaign donations and housing development, so there is now a “No Developer Money” movement. Here is a national developer with a local branch, boasting their influence in their shareholder meeting “control cities and monopoly-like control“. https://chaowu.org/2021/04/13/control-the-city/
I have been using data and voice to explain the correlation between overdevelopment and school overcrowding on the school board. Here is my pledge:
I pledge not to take developers’ campaign donation. Our campaign should be Of the People, By the People, For the People. The same for our government and legislatures. #wu4delegate
The Goucher College Poll measures the opinions of Maryland residents and voters on important policy, social, and economic issues. The poll results and a methodology statement are released to members of the media and other interested groups as a public service to the state. Goucher students help research survey questions, design the questionnaire, and analyze the results.
Maryland residents feel impact of price increases, a majority hold a positive view of the state economy; Residents divided over how state should spend the budget surplus, view crime and public safety as the top priority; Hogan remains popular, opinions divided on Biden; Residents support the legalization of recreational cannabis
Marylanders support local jurisdictions ending mandates and restrictions, give their local health departments and Gov. Hogan high marks on handling of the pandemic; Concern over contracting COVID-19 in decline; Residents see the most significant impacts of climate change on sea level, wildlife and ecosystems, and weather patterns in Maryland
学区重划也是对我们华裔影响非常大的议题。2019年因为有些学校过度拥挤，要进行全郡范围的学区重划。8月底学监提出的学区重划方案要挪动将近7400个学生，对我们华裔社区的影响尤其大。我立即推出自己的解决方案，以学生为本，只须挪动3000多学生就可以解决学校过度拥挤问题，尽量减少对学生的影响。可惜那一年我们在BOE没有足够的票数支持我的方案，我们不得不从另外一个教育委员的挪动9000多学生的方案开始。在形势不利的情况下，我通过反复努力和修改，从他们要挪动9000多人，改动到只挪动5000多人。当时我已经尽了最大努力，可惜我们没有足够的票数，来通过我当时提出的挪动3000人的方案。学区重划期间，还发生了一起华裔家庭被骂“go back to Asia” 恶性事件，我随即在接下来的一个board meeting 上严厉谴责了这种种族歧视行为。
除了完成BOE日程安排，我还在做推动亚裔历史进入公校教程的努力。2022年二月BOE开会，我单独把支持增加亚裔历史的州立法拿出来投票；并带头在全国性的杂志National School Board Association Journal撰文: 亚裔历史也是美国历史， https://chaowu.org/2021/07/13/aapi-history-is-american-history/。2021年当选为Maryland Association of Board of Education的board member以来，我一直呼吁增加亚裔历史教育。最近正在跟National School Board Association交涉，要求他们重视亚裔教育委员们的声音，从而成立AAPI council. 我们需要时时努力争取话语权，团结可以团结的力量，才能提升我们的现状。