Former Harford County Executive David Craig was diagnosed with dementia.
Craig has served at all levels of government in the state of Maryland, including being a member of the Maryland House of Delegates and Senate, Harford County Mayor, and Harford County Executive.
He was also Secretary of Planning and Executive Director of Maryland’s World War I Centennial Commission.
Governor Larry Hogan paid tribute to Craig and his service to the state and local government on Monday.
Jamie Costello of WMAR-2 News shared a tribute stating:
He first met David Craig in 1987. He was mayor of Havre de Grace. Grew up alongside Clark Turner (the home builder). He met and fell in love with the love of his life Melinda in the elementary school yard. Next year they will celebrate 50 years of that marriage swing. I was honored to serve as the host for his two inaugurations as Harford County Executive. His jumper Christmas parties will go down in history. We would never talk about politics, only about baseball and how it would reorganize the MLB !!! His wife commented on every post I wrote about my family. I hope you read this … I love the man, his kindness, his fairness, his open mind, and now his mind is wandering, leaving us devastated by his dementia. This from Melinda, “such a wonderful man, we are lucky to have him in our life”