‘‘Over the past three years we have been fortunate to experience a marked increase in business, and the practice now demands far more of my time and attention than I would be able to devote while serving a second term on the Board of Education,” he said in a statement.
Romero (Dist. 1) of Montgomery Village was facing a challenge from Judy Docca, a former principal at Argyle Middle School in Silver Spring.
‘‘I hope that with my decision not to seek re-election, more candidates will emerge from District 1,” Romero said.
Romero is the first county board member whose term expires this year not to seek re-election.
Board President Charles Haughey (At large) of Rockville has said he plans to stand for re-election.
Board members Nancy Navarro (Dist. 5) of Silver Spring and Patricia B. O’Neill (Dist. 3) of Bethesda have filed for candidacy in their respective districts.