The Prince George’s County Council extends its sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the Honorable Michael E. Busch, Maryland’s Speaker of the House of Delegates, upon his unexpected passing.
This is a sad time in our state of Maryland. We also offer our thoughts and prayers to the entire Maryland Legislature, especially to the members of the House of Delegates, who are mourning the loss of the longest-serving Speaker in the state’s history.
While Speaker Busch served as an Anne Arundel County Delegate, he labored toward the best possible outcomes for the whole of Maryland. His hard and determined work helped to achieve our shared priorities, especially in the areas of education, healthcare and economic development.
As part of a remarkable legislative legacy, Speaker Busch contributed to the delivery of much-needed State aid to develop important projects in Prince George’s County communities; supported legislation to improve the quality of life for Prince Georgians; and always found time to mentor those of us called to serve.
Reflecting upon his legacy of leadership, tireless advocacy and unwavering commitment to public service, Speaker Busch made an enduring difference in the lives of his beloved Marylanders, including those of us in Prince George’s County.
The Presiding Officer, affectionately known as the “Coach,” will be truly missed, and always remembered as a true statesman, who was kind, decent and fair.