Ethics Commissioner Bruce Romer Dies

Montgomery County Ethics Commissioner Bruce Romer died Saturday after a brief illness. Romer had served as ethics commissioner since April 2018, after 12 years in the Montgomery County Chief Administrative Office. Prior to that, he was City Manager in Rockville for six years. Romer also worked at WAMU 88.5 Radio.

‘The passing of Bruce Romer is a heavy loss for Montgomery County and all who knew him,” wrote Congressman Jamie Raskin on Twitter. “Bruce had a masterful understanding of government and as CAO used his knowledge to make our county run fairly and effectively. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”



Romer, 78, was born in Detroit and lived in Montgomery County for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, two children and six grandchildren.

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