Baltimore City Ex Officio Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young's Statement on the Passing of Speaker Michael E. Busch
“I join the entire state of Maryland in mourning the passing of a true statesman.
On behalf of the citizens of Baltimore, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the Speaker’s family, close friends and staff.
A wonderful son of Baltimore, Speaker Busch never forgot his beloved Charm City.
In the aftermath of the unrest in Baltimore, the Speaker traveled to Baltimore to meet with me as he rallied around the City and was the architect of an ambitious multi-year, multi-million dollar funding plan that helped eliminate blight and contributed to enhanced recreational opportunities for young people.
Speaker Busch truly had a heart for Baltimore. He was a man who wasn’t shy about using the considerable powers of his office to benefit average citizens.
The City of Baltimore, and the entire state of Maryland is diminished by the loss of such a humble public servant.”