THE PATCH: BALL’S LEGISLATIVE TOUR COMES TO SOUTHEAST

By Tom Bartley

In a scheduled town hall talk, some unscripted moments intrude

For Republican State Sen. Greg Ball of Patterson, the Southeast stop of his legislative road show began and ended off-script,

For starters, when the senator arrived shortly before 7:30—the Southeast Town Board’s appointed hour to  convene Thursday evening—he was forced to join staff and a rapidly growing number of constituents confined to the town hall lobby. Closed doors denied everyone access to the John Dunford Civic Center auditorium, where the town board sat sequestered in an unscheduled, apparently unannounced executive session.

Fifteen minutes later, the doors abruptly opened and moments later Ball was standing in the well before the town board and more than three-dozen residents, delivering his second town hall review of his first season in the Senate.

In a brisk, 15-minute summary, Ball displayed both a polished speaking style and professional title cards, each highlighting a range of topics, among them the property-tax cap, MTA payroll tax and mandate relief. (READ MORE)

 

About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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