Mayor Craig A. Moe expressed his
sincere sympathy upon learning of the death of Mary Marton, Chair, City
of Laurel Board of Election Supervisors. Ms. Marton passed away on
Wednesday, October 7, 2009.
Mayor Moe noted that
Ms. Marton served the City with great loyalty and dedication in her
duties on the Board of Elections. She served on the Board for almost
thirty years and served as its Chair for most of that time. She
represented the Board on the Mayor’s Election Ad Hoc Committee, and was
an active participant working on election changes to increase voter
participation. Most recently, although she named Ms. Debra Boone to be
Acting Chair, Ms. Marton did observe the Referendum Election and
provided guidance and helpful advice to the Board and Support Staff.
Mayor Moe praised Ms. Marton for her civic-mindedness and her
efforts to make the City of Laurel a better place to live. He said her
passing is a great loss to the City, and that she will be very much
missed. In honor of her service to the City, Mayor Moe has ordered the
City flag to be placed at half-mast until Monday, October 12, 2009.