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January 17, 2017

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Bill,

"Washington style politics" has been put on the map in Howard County by Calvin Ball over the past two years. I hear a community that has spent two years completely annoyed with Calvin Ball's behavior. While even though I do not agree with you and Jen on this issue I certainly do believe that both your and Councilwoman Terresa's hearts are in the right place here. However, Councilman Ball is in many people's opinion the worst type of politician that exists. Someone who grandstands, speaks in platitudes, and operates shameless political antics in an attempt for personal gain. In the local business community I have watch Calvin's reputation go from "a good guy who serves his community" to a "typical politician who represents everything that is wrong with politics today". The destruction of Calvin's reputation in many circles of the community is the absolute worst self inflicted political wound I have seen in years on Howard County. He only has himself to blame. Being that Calvin always talk about "listening to all sides" I hope that Calvin can find the courage in the coming months to listen and understand why so many of us have become disappointed with him and believe he is the root of why Washington style politics has entered Howard County. Its not too late for Calvin to salvage his reputation, but I hope he certainly listens long and hard to the countless residents who are so turned off to him. Sometimes it is really hard for a person to look themselves in the mirror and from time to time all of us need to do that, Calvin's time to do that is now.

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