Sunday November 4th, 2018: Another fiasco is brewing after a Board of Education for Prince George’s County lawyer a Mr. Len Luccis (under contract) was apparently caught red handed facilitating a scheme in which he went around several polling sites dropping off campaign materials for Incumbent Board Members who are running for re-election this season and dropped off campaign materials for School Board District 3 Candidate Pamela Boozer-Strothers at a polling place in District 3. There are also reports Board of Education Chairman Dr. Segun Eubanks was caught red handed campaigning for Vice Chair Boston.
According to Prince George’s County activists Janna Parker, Board Lawyer (under contract), Len Lucci is involved in questionable activities which are undermining democracy in Prince George’s County. In official capacity, Mr. Lucci is said to be a principal at O’Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, PA. The firm also specializes in Land Use And Zoning / Administrative Law, Government Relations. For many years, O’Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, PA has engaged in a wide variety of schemes in which PGCPS lost money and the firm has also collaborated with other Business entities operating from elsewhere to falsify transcripts involving employees wrongful terminations.
A few weeks ago, the chief of Staff for Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) circulated a memo in which he argued the PGCPS staff not to get involved in political campaign related activities. (see below) The memo was written after Sydney Harrison got in major water after disrespecting a female volunteer at PGCPS Gwynn Park High School. However, lawyer Len Luccis, Dr. Segun Eubanks who are directly working for the Board of education including Mr. Lucci who may be under contract appears to be in violation of the very memo Mr. Christian Rhodes wrote about. Here is what Janna Parker wrote:
“Ssssoooo apparently- GET THIS, PGCPS Board Lawyer (under contract), Len Lucci, (the guy I referenced in my live this Morning, who I physically saw dropping of campaign materials for Boston), apparently went to several polling sites dropping off campaign materials for Incumbent Board Members who are running for re-election AND dropped off campaign materials for School Board District 3 Candidate Pamela Boozer-Strothers at a polling place in District 3.
Now, I’m uncomfortable with a school board lawyer actively working to help an incumbent during the election cycle because it shows a lack of impartiality, BUT I am extremely uncomfortable and It is highly inappropriate for that same board lawyer actively helping and supporting the campaign of someone who was never even on the school board. How is that appropriate?
Teachers, Parents, Voters- this is an example of the lack of transparency, appropriateness, and Accountability from members of OUR school board in a bid to openly alter to course of voting to stack the board with who THEY want.
And Ask yourself this- why is the School Board itself, through various incumbent members and with board employees, fighting so hard against The TEACHER RECOMMENDED CANDIDATES- Joshua M. Thomas Arun Puracken Juwan Blocker Belinda Queen, to the point where they are delivering literature to poll sites to incumbents running for reelection AND candidates that have never served on the board?
I have nothing against the people running against the the aforementioned candidates in District 2 & 3, but I would like for there to be Propriety on all sides.
Go ahead and Call your opponents out if you feel like their behaviors are shady and inappropriate even if I support them- I got no issues with that because everyone should be accountable for their actions, but also acknowledge your own.
Thank you to Wala Blegay for providing more clarity- Len does not actually work for the government. He works for a law firm which does lobbying. He is probably on contract. While it might look suspicious, Len is involved in a lot of campaigns because of his political involvement. The memo about school board employees wouldn’t apply to him because he’s not an employee.”