Howard County is the greatest place to live in this country. Always true to our founding principles, we celebrate diversity of background, faith, wealth and ideology through public policy and service that seeks to provide unmatched opportunity and quality of life for everyone who works, plays and lives here.
As the District 2 representative on the Howard County Council since 2006, I have worked tirelessly to protect these shared values, while addressing the challenges of growth alongside aging communities and infrastructure. As we look forward, it is incumbent upon us to promote a future that supports business, attracts young professionals, provides affordable housing for our seniors and those disadvantaged among us, protects our natural resources and maintains and grows the strength of our public school system.
To accomplish this, we must:
Invest In Our Education
As an educator, Calvin believes in giving students and fellow educators the resources they need to succeed. He will alleviate overcrowding in schools and fight class size increases with thoughtful planning. He’ll expand access to learning opportunities for the rewarding careers of tomorrow, and he’ll increase funding for our schools and address budget shortfalls
Strengthen Our Local Economy
As a councilmember, Calvin advocates for local workers and small businesses. He will ensure responsible and efficient use of your taxpayer dollars. He’ll grow private sector jobs that provide a living wage, and he’ll support small businesses and entrepreneurs who improve our community.
Protect Our Natural Resources
As an environmentalist, Calvin knows we need action to address climate change. He will develop and implement strategies for stormwater remediation and flood mitigation. He’ll encourage energy independence and innovation, and he’ll preserve open spaces and support responsible growth.
Authority: The Calvin Ball Team, Roger Barnes, Treasurer.