MD’s US Congressman Elijah Cummings dies at age 68

By: David M. Higgins II

U.S Representative Elijah Cummings has died at age 68, his office says. Cumming’s has represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District for more than 20 years.

This is a developing story.


Governor Hogan Statement on Congressman Elijah Cummings

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement:

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings, who was a fierce advocate for civil rights and for Maryland for more than three decades.

“Congressman Cummings leaves behind an incredible legacy of fighting for Baltimore City and working to improve people’s lives. He was a passionate and dedicated public servant whose countless contributions made our state and our country better.

“Maryland’s First Lady and I ask Marylanders to join us in praying for his loved ones, his constituents, and his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives.”


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David M. Higgins II

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in Digital Marketing, eventually leading him back to his passion. David started The Southern Maryland Chronicle in December 2017 and has grown it to become the #1 news source in Southern Maryland.

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