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Thursday •  October 27, 2022

HoCo Watchdogs Newsletter

Issue # 8 – 2022 Election Special

Welcome to the eighth issue, and the 2022 Election Special, of the HoCo Watchdogs newsletter!  This newsletter provides a concise list of articles, videos & social media posts for you to stay well informed about important Howard County, Maryland issues such as public school policies, land use & development, and county governance.


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Election-Related HoCo Watchdogs Posts

authored by HoCo Watchdogs, 08/25/2022


A detailed investigation of how Howard County Executive Calvin Ball promoted his underqualified family member to a county position that they didn’t have the educational requirements for and personally authorized ten years worth of pay raises in just three years for this family member after they wrongfully denied the public release of hundreds of emails that included evidence of broken laws and backroom deals on land use and development.


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authored by HoCo Watchdogs, 10/03/2022


An overview of the unusually high election campaign contributions made by the HCPSS redistricting-focused “Polygon 147” Ellicott City neighborhood to The Calvin Ball Team in 2017 and why it is significant that they have made zero contributions to Ball’s campaign in this election cycle.

authored by HoCo Watchdogs, 09/26/2022


A brief discussion of some concerning examples of regional discrimination and biases that HCPSS Board of Education candidate Jacky McCoy has publicly demonstrated.

authored by HoCo Watchdogs, 10/31/2022


Details on how three recent “ends-justify-the-means” election ads published by the Howard Progressive Project, a PAC co-founded by Board of Education candidate Dan Newberger, has led three HCPSS employees to disregard rules in Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Ethics Policy pertaining to political campaigning.

authored by Joel Hurewitz, 10/28/2022


A detailed discussion and legal analysis of a concerning welcome letter sent from Howard County Councilman for District 5, David Yungmann, to District 1 residents who are slated to be redistricted to District 5 after the 2022 election.

Candidate Forums Available for Viewing

League of Women Voters of Howard County Candidate’ Forum

September 17, 2022

Howard County Association of Realtors (HCAR) County Executive “Town Talk”

September 13, 2022

Chinese American Parent Association (CAPA) and HoCo Families for Education Improvement (FEI) Candidate Forum

September 10, 2022

Savage Community Association County Executive Candidate Forum

September 25, 2022

Community Allies of Rainbow Youth Board of Education Candidate Public Forum

September 25, 2022

Howard County Autism Society Board of Education Candidate Forum

October 13, 2022

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