Mike believes that his greatest honor in life is serving his hometown of Annapolis – a city where he has coached, taught, mentored and represented in the State House. Mike Busch was initially encouraged to run for office by the parents of children he taught and coached in local sports.
Mike served as chairman of the House Economic Matters Committee before being unanimously elected by his Democratic and Republican colleagues in 2003 to serve as Speaker of the House. He made his mark as Chairman battling privatization of BlueCross BlueShield insurance company – a move that could have cost health insurance consumers millions in premium costs.
Mike is the highest ranking Anne Arundel County legislator in the General Assembly. While he is Maryland’s Speaker, he is OUR DELEGATE. The Capital Editorial Board recently noted in their endorsement of Mike that he is “a gifted legislator who keeps an eye out for this area’s interests.”
Mike is known by his colleagues for his even-handed leadership and his willingness to work with legislators from across the State and across political party to tackle complex issues, especially in the areas of consumer protection, education and economic development.
Mike is a native Marylander and graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Annapolis.? Once aggressively recruited as a top prospect for the National Football League, Mike suffered a knee injury that ended his football career, while receiving his Bachelor of Science from Temple University.
Mike taught and coached at St. Mary’s High School and remains active in youth and community athletics. Mike works at the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks.
Mike and his wife Cindy have two daughters, Erin, a sophomore at Stetson University, and Megan, a junior in the Anne Arundel County Public School System. The family resides in the Homewood neighborhood of Annapolis.