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Calvin Ball

Posted by David Keelan on Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Ball selected to fill Howard council vacancy
Metro Digest
Originally published April 19, 2006

Calvin Ball, a 30-year-old Columbia resident, was chosen from among four candidates last night for appointment to the five-member Howard County Council. He will be sworn in tomorrow night.

Ball, a candidate for the seat in 2002 and again this year, was chosen unanimously by the county Democratic State Central Committee to fill a vacancy created March 31 by the resignation of east Columbia Democrat David A. Rakes, who said he gave up the seat for health reasons. Ball recently served as community development officer for Oakland Mills village.
His selection is expected to give council Democrats a 3-2 voting majority, which could lead to passage of a smoking ban in Howard's bars and restaurants. A bill to that effect is pending before the council.

"I've got a lot of work to do," Ball said, after his selection.

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