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|Indiana State Senate District 12|
|Service/branch||U.S. Army Military Police|
|Years of service||1990-1995, 2004-2005|
|Profession||Conductor, Engineer, Policeman|
Ball works as a conductor and engineer. He served in the U.S. Army as a member of the Military Police between 1990 and 1995, and went back into service from January 2004 to February 2005 in Iraq. Ball is also a certified police officer. He attended the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, Ivy Tech Community College, Owens Community College, and Vincennes University.
Ball is the Local Chairman, Treasurer, Field Auditor, and Legislative Representative at United Transportation Union. He is also a Senior Vice Commander in VFW (2012-2013).
In an email submission to Ballotpedia, Ball outlined his political philosophy:
"I will be the voice of and stand up for:
- Working Hoosier Families
- Restoring Funding to Public Schools
- Honoring Hoosier Veterans
- Protecting Hoosier Seniors"
"The General Assembly has become a place where the loudest voices prevail, a place where compromise and collaboration have become four letter words. I will bring a much needed voice of reason to the table. I’ll offer a working class perspective, the perspective of a person who has to balance putting food on the table and putting their kids through college."
- See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2012
Ball ran in the 2012 election for Indiana State Senate District 12. Ball ran unopposed in the May 8 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Carlin Yoder (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Indiana State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Carlin Yoder Incumbent||68.7%||28,933|
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- Biographical submission to Ballotpedia via email, September 23, 2012
- Indiana Secretary of State, "List of May 8, 2012, primary candidates," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, " Official 2012 General Election Results," accessed January 19, 2013