BALTIMORE, MD - Governor Martin O'Malley today released the following statement on the passing of Senator Clarence M. Mitchell III:
"The City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland today lost a true public servant. Senator Mitchell dedicated his life to secure equal rights for all under the law, to help nurture and mentor a new generation of political leaders and to engage his community in the political process. He understood that there is far more that unites us than divides and that as public servants, it is our responsibility to advance the greater good. My thoughts and prayers are with the Mitchell family on this difficult day."