Maryland State Senator H. Wayne Norman Jr. has passed away at his home Sunday; he served parts of Harford and Cecil Counties.
Gov. Hogan released a statement Sunday afternoon and ordered Maryland flags to be flown at half staff:
The First Lady and I are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of such a distinguished public servant, husband, and father. Our hearts go out to Senator Norman’s wife, Linda, their two children, and granddaughter.
“Senator Norman devoted decades of his life to serving his constituents in Harford and Cecil Counties, first at the local level, and then as a Delegate and Senator. His important and dedicated work on the Judicial Proceedings and Ethics Committees will not be soon forgotten, nor will his steadfast advocacy on behalf of rural Marylanders and our veterans.
“I know I am joined by the entire General Assembly and all state officials in praying for Senator Norman’s family and friends as we honor his life and service.
Numerous officials have posted statements on social media, as well as an emailed statements from Harford County Executive Barry Glassman:
On behalf of the family of state Senator H. Wayne Norman Jr., I am deeply saddened to announce that Sen. Norman passed away at his home earlier today. In honor of his devoted service to our community, I will be ordering the Harford County flag lowered to half-staff until the day of interment.
Co Exe Alan McCarthy, our Council members, the administration & all of Cecil Co express our sincere sadness on the sudden passing of Sen Wayne Norman (pictured 2nd from left), who so eloquently & passionately represented District 35. Peace & love to his family. @CecilCoGovpic.twitter.com/Xu86k7AGA9