Meet The Candidate: Edward Burroughs Runs For Board Of Education | #Education

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD — The presidential race gets the most attention, but Prince George’s County has several local contests as well. Five school board seats are up for grabs in this year’s election.

It’s time to get to know one of the candidates. Meet Edward Burroughs III. He is running to represent District on the Prince George’s County Board of Education.

Burroughs is running against Gary Lee Falls. More information about Falls can be found here.

Before we meet Burroughs, you have to know what district you live in. Follow the instructions below to see if Burroughs is on the ballot in your town.

What District Am I In?

Your County Council district determines who represents you on the board. Head to this website to see what district you live in.

The county also has a searchable map that lists federal, state and local representatives, but it takes longer to load. Punch your address into the map to find your delegates.

Burroughs did not reply to Patch’s candidate questionnaire, so we pulled information from his online profiles. The details below are a direct quote from Burroughs’ board member profile.

About Burroughs

“Since 2008, Edward Burroughs III has served on the Prince George’s County Board of Education, representing District 8. In January 2019, he was appointed by Prince George’s County Executive, Angela Alsobrooks to serve as Vice-Chair.

“In 2010, he was the youngest elected official in the State of Maryland. As a strong advocate for student achievement and activism, he believes that all students can excel with the proper support, guidance and resources. Mr. Burroughs graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, majoring in Political Science.”


More information on Burroughs is available on the Board of Education’s website and Ballotpedia. Burroughs is also on Facebook and Twitter.


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