WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement today on the passing of former Maryland Governor Harry Hughes:
"Today the State of Maryland lost a true champion, a man of intellect and integrity, who was a mentor and a dear friend. I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Governor Harry Hughes. He was a friend for over half a century. I had the great honor of serving with Harry in the Maryland State Senate for five years and, thereafter, working with him when he was Maryland’s Secretary of Transportation. Harry was a leader on tax fairness, education funding, transportation and infrastructure, and improving the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. He was a man of great decency, compassion, and empathy. My thoughts and sympathies are with Ann, Elizabeth, and the entire Hughes family during this difficult time."