Results Are In! Howard County tallies final votes
More than a week after the general election, the Howard County Board of Elections has announced the top three vote-getters in the race for the Howard County school board. The winners are current members Janet Siddiqui and Ellen Flynn Giles and newcomer Allen Dyer.
Siddiqui, a pediatrician from Clarksville who was appointed to fill a vacancy on the board last year, led all candidates with 62,126 votes. Giles, the board’s current vice chairman, received 57,266 votes. Dyer, an attorney from Ellicott City who ran unsuccessfully for the board in 2006, received 54,148 votes.
Diane Butler, a community activist from Ellicott City who claimed that Dyer hurt her chances when he distributed campaign literature that was taken out of context and distributed without her permission, placed fourth with 53,459. Retiree Betsy Grater was in fifth place with 34,686 votes. University of Maryland student Di Zou finished sixth with 22,406 votes.