Governor Orders Flag to Half Staff on July 10 in Honor of Wayne Curry

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has ordered the Maryland state flag to be flown at half-staff on Thursday, July 10, from sunrise to sunset in honor of Wayne Curry, who died on July 2.

Curry served as Prince George’s County Executive from 1994 to 2002.

Last week, O’Malley issued the following statement about the death of former Prince George’s County Executive Wayne K. Curry:

“Today I join the Prince George’s County community and Marylanders across the State in mourning the loss of my friend and one of Maryland’s most forward- thinking leaders, Wayne Curry. As Prince George’s County Executive, Mr. Curry led the County through one of the most transformative periods in its history, overseeing the County’s explosive population and economic growth.

“Over the course of the eight years we worked together, I witnessed his tireless advocacy on behalf of the people he served and his fearless efforts to advance causes beneficial to Prince George’s County and the African-American community statewide. Katie and I, along with many around our State, offer our deepest condolences to the family of County Executive Curry.”

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett released this statement about the passing of Wayne Curry:

“I am deeply saddened by the death of Wayne Curry. He was a friend and colleague for more than 30 years. He was a great public servant and a transformative and history-making figure in the development of Prince George’s County. He worked to build a better Maryland for all.

“He will be sorely missed. My prayers go out to his family and his many friends and colleagues.”

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