Statement On The Passing of a Congressman Elijah Cummings

A legendary public servant, and a profound loss to the nation

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (October 17,2019) -
Today, the nation awoke to the news of the unexpected passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings. Mr. Cummings was alegendary son of Baltimore. An extraordinary Marylander. A great and historically consequential American and he will be missed.

"There are so many ways to describe this remarkable man who grew up in the most modest of circumstances, rose to once-unimaginable heights of political power, and never, ever stopped fighting to give others the very same opportunities he had. In the days to come, we will assemble our thoughts and do the best we can to do justice to the life and golden legacy of Elijah Cummings.

"Today, however, I'll simply say that we've lost our friend at a time when our city, state and country needs his voice and his moral clarity more than ever before. There will never be another Elijah Cummings. For the good of our embattled nation, however, and for the countless children and families who would have long been forgotten if not for Elijah's good fight, we must try so much harder to live up to the values that defined his life." -Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Susan O'Brien - sobrien@comp.state.md.us
410-260-7305 (office); 443-875-8540 (mobile)

Alan Brody - abrody@comp.state.md.us
410-260-6346 (office); 443-924-1473 (mobile)