Harold C. Maldonado emigrated to the US from Bolivia with his family in the 1980s and has lived in Montgomery County ever since; first in Silver Spring and then in Gaithersburg, he is a husband, father, and a businessman. He is the product of the county’s public school system.
Harold is the first member of his family to go to college. He graduated from The Catholic University of America with a degree in Economics and continued his academic studies, obtaining a Master’s degree in Economic Development overseas.
“I think the field of economics is one of few that best deals with economic and financial inequality. I’ve seen the effects of wrong policies implemented by governments and I see that in our county where the County Council has shamefully supported big-box corporations during the pandemic and arbitrarily close down small- and medium-sized businesses, which I might add are mostly owned by minorities. That’s not fighting for racial and economic justice if you ask me.”- Harold C. Maldonado, August 2022
Harold has worked in the private and public sectors, obtaining valuable and comprehensive experience at the Federal Level carrying out economic analysis and informing US foreign economic policies for all three branches of federal government. He used his expertise to monitor the socio-economic stability of developing and emerging countries and saved millions of dollars from US taxpayers by finding ways these countries could implement sustainable economic policies and rely less on US assistance. He has also worked for non-governmental organizations in the US and abroad, where he was able to use his expertise to create and run economic development programs for the poor, centered on health, education, and economic inclusivity. As for the private sector, Harold has worked for various companies, including several in the financial sector, carrying out research and analysis on salient economic and financial issues.
During his work in economic development, Harold focused his attention on public economic policies to find bottlenecks in the investment environment that hinder local and domestic investment, which stifle and brake supply chains, foster unemployment, and increase poverty and crime.
Harold is an active community member in parent school organizations that have been very active in voicing their concerns about how the County Council has ignored their concerns and voices regarding its mask mandates and school curriculum. As an avid soccer player who has played at all levels, he’s active in the community, coaching youth soccer teams (boys and girls), instilling sportsmanship, healthy physical activity, good nutritional habits, and forming the next generation of healthy teenagers and positive members of society.
Finally, Harold is a family man who believes and supports in a tight community that espouses family values, personal freedoms, and patriotic values.
Montgomery County is a great place to live, work, and raise a family, Harold C. Maldonado will work tirelessly to solve the problems that undermine this reality and with your support, Harold will represent our District 7 in the County’s Council.
Montgomery County Business Owners Roundtable
The non-partisan Montgomery County Business Owners Roundtable (MCBRT) proudly announces its candidate endorsements for the 2022 General Election.
Eric Stewart, Chairman of MCBRT, said “We are proud to endorse seven candidates for county office who are exceptional individuals prepared to bring professionalism, substantial expertise, and collegiality to county government so all residents are represented. We encourage residents to examine their credentials and platforms as well as those of their opponents before voting.
Harold C. Maldonado for County Council District 7: Harold Maldonado’s expertise as an economist specializing in economic development will contribute much to making the county competitive in the region. As a Bolivian immigrant who attended Montgomery County schools, he is an example of the importance of educational excellence for all residents. We applaud his commitment to family and to serving residents in his Northeast district long ignored by the Council. His views are clearly in agreement with those of the MCBRT.
United Against Racism in Education
We are nonpartisan families and educators in Montgomery County opposed to Critical Race Theory (CRT). Schools will use euphemisms to hide CRT in their curricula: “equity,” “social justice,” “social emotional learning,” “unconscious bias,” “cultural proficiency,” and “diversity and inclusion.” No matter how it is phrased, it is still racism and must be removed.
Martin Luther King, Jr., famously said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
Instead of teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), the Teacher’s Union, and the MoCo Board of Education want our K-12 students to learn that:
— Skin color, not character, is what really matters in life.
— You are either an “oppressor” or are “oppressed.”
— Only the negative aspects of American history matter, not the ongoing political, social, and economic progress made since 1776.
— White people have all the power and privilege, while Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians are victims.
— Society’s judicial, legislative, religious, and educational institutions are systemically racist.
— Law enforcement at the federal, state and local level is systemically racist.
— In order to eradicate systemic racism, the system — “America” — must be dismantled.