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Passing of Former Prince George’s County Executive Wayne K. Curry

Good Afteroon:

Below please find Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III’s formal statement on the passing of Former Prince George’s County Executive Wayne K. Curry. The Office of the County Executive will keep you apprised of any developments and plans moving forward. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Scott Peterson, Press Secretary, Office of the County Executive (slpeterson@co.pg.md.us / 240-619-9400) or Lisa Jackson, Manager, Intergovernmental Affairs Division, Office of the County Executive (lljackson@co.pg.md.us / (301) 512-0276).

Sincerely,

Courtney Glass


Press Release
For Immediate Release:
July 2, 2014

For Information Contact:
Scott L. Peterson
Press Secretary/Deputy Communications Manager
Phone: 240-619-9400


Statement From County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III
Passing of Former Prince George’s County Executive Wayne K. Curry

Upper Marlboro, MD - Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, released this statement following the passing of former Prince George’s County Executive Wayne K. Curry:

“The passing of Wayne K. Curry is a genuine loss for Prince George’s County, the State of Maryland and the Washington Region. He was more than a great leader and iconic personality in this County.  He was a tremendously courageous and truly remarkable person who touched and changed so many lives.  As Prince George’s County’s first African American County Executive, he was a visionary who raised the standards for the County and its profile locally and nationally. 

This County and its residents owe him a tremendous debt of gratitude.  He was a son of this great County and he was extraordinarily proud of it and devoted to it.  He constantly reminded us how important his hometown was to the region, and to the nation, because it symbolizes what so many people dreamed could happen in America:  an affluent majority African American jurisdiction.  From National Harbor to FedEx Field, Wayne Curry laid the foundation for the Prince George’s County we know today.

For me, this loss is deeply personal. He was an amazingly generous friend, colleague and supporter.  He was a mentor to me and to so many others.   I know the residents of Prince George’s County join me as we express our sincere sympathy to Wayne’s family and to his many friends who loved him so much.”

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Courtney D. Glass, Esquire
Intergovernmental Affairs Division
Office of the Prince George's County Executive
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774
(301) 952-2953 (office)
(240) 619-6456 (mobile)

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