James N. Robey

Ball sworn in as Howard Executive, touts commitment to inclusion

Ball sworn in as Howard Executive, touts commitment to inclusion

Calvin Ball, who has served 12 years on the Howard County Council, was sworn in on Monday as the first black person to hold the office of Howard County Executive.

Last month, Ball, a Democrat, defeated incumbent Republican Allan Kittleman by 5.7 percentage points. Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, won Howard by 13.6 points in his successful bid for re-election. Ball represented District 2, which includes Oakland Mills and Columbia, on the county council.

Kittleman will next Tuesday begin a new job at Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission, courtesy of...

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