2012: Speaker Michael E. Busch

Mike Busch smiles wearing a black blazer, lapel pin, yellow shirt, and yellow tie.

That Speaker Michael E. Busch was unanimously elected to become Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, by Democratic and Republican colleagues alike, communicates a great deal about his commitment to service in the General Assembly, across our state and in the local community of Annapolis that he represents. He has served District 30 (and now District 30A) since 1987 and is the longest serving House Speaker in Maryland history since assuming that position in 2003. Busch possesses renowned, even-handed leadership and demonstrates a continued willingness to work with legislators from across the State and across party lines to tackle complex issues, from consumer protection to economic development. Born in Baltimore, and is a former high school teacher and football coach, Busch has long been and continues to be a fervent supporter of higher education in Maryland.

Photo courtesy of Maryland State Archives.