People from across
Busch was carried in by members of the Maryland State Police Honor Guard. His wife and two daughters locked arms and stood behind, as he was placed in front of a table with the House Speaker Medallion and Mace.
“Mike Busch dedicated the greater part of his life in service to our state, and he left
Dozens of state Delegates and Senators from both sides of the aisle, as well as staff from the State House, packed under the Capitol Dome to pay their respects to who they called “Coach Mike.”
“We both became longest serving…I, in the Senate, he as speaker,” said Former U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D). “But, Mike would be the first one, the speaker, to say it is not how long you serve…but how well you serve. And certainly, Speaker Busch served so very, very, very well.”
“He brilliantly led
Busch served more than 30 years in the House of Delegates, 16 of them as speaker. He became the longest speaker in
“There are no words big enough or loving enough to describe what Michael Erin Busch gave to those that loved him that served with him,” said Del. Maggie McIntosh, (D)
On Tuesday, Maryland State Police will escort Busch from the rotunda to a church in
A second visitation is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday.