Former Harford County executive David Craig has been diagnosed with dementia.
Craig has served at every level of government in the state of Maryland, including being a member of the Maryland House of Delegates and Senate, Mayor of Harford County and a Harford County Executive.
He also served as Secretary of Planning and Executive Director of the Maryland World War I Centennial Commission.
Governor Larry Hogan posted a tribute earlier on Monday to Craig and his service to the state and local government.
WMAR-2 News' Jamie Costello shared a tribute as well stating:
First met David Craig in 1987. He was Mayor of Havre de Grace. Grew up next to Clark Turner (the home builder). He met and fell in love with the love of his life Melinda on the elementary school playground. Next year they will celebrate 50 years on that marriage swing. I was honored to serve as emcee for his two inaugurations as Harford County Executive. His Christmas sweater parties will go down in history. We would never talk politics only baseball and how he would reorganize MLB!!! His wife would comment on every post I made about my family. I hope she reads this one...I love the man, his gentleness, his fairness, his open mindedness, and now his mind is wandering, leaving us devastated over his dementia. This from Melinda, “such a wonderful man, we are the lucky ones for having him in our lives”