I know…I am a little late with this post…but here it is: Calvin Ball will seek the office of Howard County Executive in 2018. Here is information from the Baltimore Sun:

Howard County Councilman Calvin Ball announced Thursday he will run for county executive in the November 2018 elections.
Ball is a Democrat who represents District 2, including Long Reach and Oakland Mills in Columbia as well as portions of Ellicott City, Elkridge and Jessup. He has served on the council since 2006.
County Executive Allan Kittleman, a Republican, announced in June that he would seek re-election to a second term.
Ball’s announcement comes after months of speculation over plans for his political future, as his third and final term on the County Council ends in 2018 due to term limits.
Walking in to the tune of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” Ball, accompanied by his wife Shani and daughters Alexis and Alyssa, made his announcement Thursday night surrounded by supporters at Kahler Hall in Columbia.
“I call upon each of us to stand up and speak out for decency and dignity, because that is who we are in Howard County and that is who we should be,” Ball said during his announcement speech. “Like the people’s tree that has so well defined Columbia. . . I stand before all of you and ask us to reach higher.”
Ball is a Maryland native and has lived in Columbia since 1999.

You can read the full article here:  http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/columbia/ph-ho-cf-calvin-ball-announcement-1116-story.html
This sets up the race we all anticipated…Calvin Ball vs Allan Kittleman for Howard County Executive in 2018. I am not expecting any other “serious” candidates to jump into this race between now and February…but you never know.
I guess I need to start working on my Technology Reference card for this race. That will be coming soon.
Have a fun weekend and Happy Veterans Day.

Scott E



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