HoCo: Ball vs. Jordan, Round 1
It may only be April of 2009, but we already have our first war of words between two candidates vying for the 2nd District Council seat in Howard County. It started with this dismissive statement by Democrat Calvin Ball as reported by Larry Carson in Sunday’s Baltimore Sun regarding his already announced challenger Anthony Jordan.
“I think it would be challenging for someone with limited experience and who may not really have done a great deal in the community to be successful,” said Ball, 33. The former Oakland Mills community organizer said he intends to run for re-election to a second full term.
Jordan responds to Ball’s attack on his blog, part of which I quote here.
However, I am disappointed that Councilman Ball so easily discounts my service to our country in the United States Air Force as â€œlimited experienceâ€ and suggests that I have â€œnot done a great dealâ€ in the community to warrant a council seat. I donâ€™t intend to get into the muck of attack campaigning over the next year and a half, but I hope the quote from Councilman Ball does not reflect a discounting of the experience and leadership that comes from serving in our military. I also hope that Councilman Ball respects all of the work that is done outside of the council chamber that may go unrecognized by someone in his position. This work is what makes our county such a great place to live.