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Kristen Zihmer is the second official candidate for Carroll County Board of Education in 2024


On August 29th the first candidate for Board of Education in 2024 filed to run (Greg Malveaux) and now on September 5th we have our second “official” candidate for BOE (Kristen Zihmer)

See the listing here: https://elections.maryland.gov/elections/2024/Primary_candidates/gen_cand_lists_2024_3_by_county_6.html

The campaign team for Kristen put out the following press release on September 5th:


Kristen Zihmer of Westminster filed her candidacy and announced today that she will be running for Carroll County Board of Education 2024, a nonpartisan county-wide race.

Term limits prevent two current board members, President Marsha Herbert and Donna Sivigny, from running for re-election in this cycle.

“Today I am thrilled and honored to announce my candidacy for the Carroll County School Board in the upcoming 2024 election,” said Zihmer. “As a life-long county resident, I am confident that my commitment to education, record of community service, and my demonstrated success in building bridges and forging consensus make me uniquely qualified for the job.”

As a local small business owner Zihmer has first-hand experience delivering desired results within budgetary and regulatory constraints. “If elected, I will bring my experience and results-oriented approach to the Carroll County School Board. I plan to work collaboratively with parents, teachers, administrators, and other local elected officials to make decisions and set policies that enhance academic excellence, ensure school safety, and benefit the students of Carroll County.”

“The students are the future,” said Zihmer, mother of two children enrolled in Carroll County Public Schools. “I am eager to take my campaign into the community, engaging with parents, teachers, students, and all Carroll County community members. I will listen carefully to ideas and concerns and offer my vision for Carroll County Public Schools.”

After helping her children climb onto the school bus this morning for their first day of school, Zihmer made her way to the Carroll County Board of Elections to make her candidacy official.


Here are additional photos that accompanied the press release:

Here is a post from the campaign Facebook page:

Kristen has already obtained local endorsements.

Moms for Liberty in Carroll County recently endorsed Kristen Zihmer and Greg Malveaux (LEARN MORE) in the Board of Education race.

Steve Whisler (current member of the Board of Education in Carroll County) posted support and that he urges his supporters to consider Kristen Zihmer at the ballot box.

Two seats on the Carroll County Board of Education will be open in 2024 (Donna M. Sivigny and Marsha B. Herbert are both term limited and can not run again for Board of Education this election cycle).

The candidate filing deadline is Friday, February 9, 2024. (See this information here:  https://elections.carrollcountymd.gov/candidateFiling.aspx)

The Carroll County Observer is tracking “official” candidates, “declared” candidates, “likely” candidates and “possible” candidates on the following page:

2024 Carroll County Board of Education Candidate Tracker

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