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Posted on: April 8, 2019

State's Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy's Statement Regarding Speaker Michael Busch

Prince George's County State's Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy's Released a Statement Today Regarding the Passing of Speaker of the House Michael Busch.

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy released the following statement regarding the passing of Maryland’s Speaker of the House, Delegate Michael E. Busch:  

"Yesterday, Maryland learned that it lost one of its beloved leaders, Speaker of the House, Delegate Michael E. Busch.  Speaker Busch leaves a legacy of service and commitment to Marylanders.  He served 16 years as speaker, the longest-serving state House speaker in Maryland’s history.  He helped ensure landmark laws were passed including same sex marriage, the repeal of the death penalty and the recent passing of the $15 minimum wage bill.

“During his tenure, he would often mentor younger legislators.  He was so committed to mentoring colleagues that he was affectionately nicknamed “coach”.  I can speak first hand to Speaker Busch’s leadership and compassion.  I had the privilege to serve with Speaker Busch from 2007-2015.  I worked with the Speaker to preserve a landmark law that established Maryland’s “all-payer” hospital system, in which all insurers pay hospitals the same rate for the same service or procedure. 

“It was an honor and a privilege to serve beside "coach".  Today, as we reflect on the life of Speaker Busch, let’s remember his humility, his ability to work collaboratively with all his colleagues, regardless of party or affiliation, and his remarkable service to Maryland.  Please keep the Busch family in your prayers during this difficult time.” 

Denise Roberts
Communications Director
Office of the State’s Attorney, Prince George’s County
240-832-4970 cell or 301-952-2848 office


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