Former state delegate Jean Cryor dead at 70
Heard the news from the statement from Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Council President Phil Andrews:
“Montgomery County has suffered a terrible loss.
“Jean Cryor served the people of the County in several capacities – as a local journalist, a State Delegate, and as a member of the County Planning Board. Her absence will be deeply felt in many ways and in many communities.
“We mourn her loss and extend our deepest condolences to her family, her friends, and her colleagues on the Planning Board.”
My own view: For years, Cryor, former editor and publisher of the Gazette Newspapers, was the lone Republican in the Montgomery legislative delegation. She carried the distinction with humor and class, and fought the good fight on Ways and Means and on the House floor. As a woman Republican from Montgomery, her name was frequently mentioned as a lieutenant governor candidate or for other high-level positions, which she could have filled with distinction.