Election Results 2012: Montgomery County Board of Education

See who prevailed in the tight race for the District 2 seat.

Update, 5:30 a.m., Wednesday

Rebecca Smondrowski of Gaithersburg appears to have edged out Rockville resident Fred Evans in a close general election race for the District 2 seat on the county's Board of Education.

Election night unofficial results from the Montgomery County Board of Elections showed Smondrowski with 117,294 votes (50.59 percent) and Evans, a former Montgomery County Public Schools principal, with 113,642 votes (49.02 percent).

When combined with early voting numbers, this gave Smondrowski a total of 149,184 votes compared to Evans' 141,049--a lead of more than 8,000 votes.

The unofficial results show board members Phil Kauffman and Christopher Barclay with enough votes to be reelected to their respective at-large and District 4 seats. See the table at the end of article for the tally of votes in each of the contests.

Absentee and provisional ballots have not yet been counted.

Update, 11:31 p.m., Tuesday

Voters appear to have reelected two members of the Montgomery County Board of Education: Phil Kauffman (At Large) and Christopher Barclay (District 4). Unofficial results from the county's Board of Elections showed clear leads in both races Tuesday night.

But the District 2 race between Fred Evans and Rebecca Smondrowski remains close, as of Tuesday night.


Seven residents serve on the Board of Education at all times—two at-large members and five members representing geographical districts. Members are elected to four-year terms.

This year, one of the at-large seats and seats in two districts, Districts 2 and 4, are on the ballot. The District 2 and at-large contenders passed through the primaries in April, but the District 4 candidates automatically advanced to the general election since there were only two of them.

Votes are counted regardless of the district in which they are cast. The district designations restrict only the candidate, who must reside in the district he or she represents.

For more information about each candidate, see Patch's voter guide.

Unofficial results from early voting, released by the Montgomery County Board of Elections:

At Large  Results  District 2  Results  District 4  Results  Phil Kauffman 45,199 Fred Evans 27,407 Christopher Barclay 33,855 Morris Panner 12,276 Rebecca Smondrowski 31,890 Annita Seckinger 22,088


Unofficial election night results from the Montgomery County Board of Elections:

At Large  Results  District 2  Results  District 4  Results  Phil Kauffman 167,046 Fred Evans 113,642 Christopher Barclay 130,684 Morris Panner 62,912 Rebecca Smondrowski 117,294 Annita Seckinger 92,494
Theresa Defino November 06, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Election Results 2012: Montgomery County Board of Education This hedline is misleading. Obv. no results yet. Also, this is confusing: "Votes are counted regardless of the district in which they are cast." Of course they are....what is meant is all county residents vote for all BOE members across every district and for the at-large seats, while candidates simply must reside in a particular district. Everyone can vote for them regardless of where the voter lives. So don't forget to vote countywide.
Esther French November 06, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Thanks for the clarification, Theresa! Yes, voters should vote countywide for the Board of Education races.


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