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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Statement: Mayor Gavin Buckley on the Death of Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings

Mayor Gavin Buckley: On the Death of Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings

As millions of others did today, Julie and I awoke to the news of the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings. Our hearts ache for his widow, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and children. 

Just six months after the passing of Speaker Mike Busch, we’ve lost another champion of the people. Our state and nation have lost a great leader. He was a spokesman for right, against wrong and toward equality in the Halls of Congress.  He stood up to the powerful for every citizen.

He served a dozen years in the Maryland General Assembly as a Delegate before his 23 years in Washington. He remained a friend to Annapolis as a member of the Board of Visitors at the United States Naval Academy. He may have been a player on the national stage, but he was a friend to our City in his public votes and private actions.

He will be missed. 

- Gavin Buckley, Mayor of Annapolis

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