When Calvin Ball was elected Howard County executive in 2018, he became the first African American to win the top political position. Ball previously was elected to represent Howard County’s District 2 for three terms. He became the youngest person to ever be elected chairperson of the Howard County Council in 2006.
A Baltimore County native, Ball is a Woodlawn High School graduate and earned his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and religion from Towson University. He also holds a master’s degree in legal and ethical studies from the University of Baltimore and a doctorate in education from Morgan State University.
In his time as county executive, Ball has focused his administration’s priorities on public safety, health and human services, infrastructure, education, environment and the economy.
Before his time in politics, Ball was a complete college Baltimore director for Baltimore City Community College, a faculty member for his alma mater Morgan State University, director of special projects for Towson University and a faculty member and mentor at the University of Phoenix.