Scott Statement on the Passing of Former Delegate Mary T. Christian

November 12, 2019
Press Release

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on the passing of former Delegate Mary T. Christian:

“I was saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Mary Christian.  As an educator, the first black woman to serve on the Hampton School Board, and a longtime member of the House of Delegates, Dr. C. was a pillar of the Hampton community.  She dedicated her life and career in service to others and was a powerful voice for the voiceless.  During her time in the House of Delegates, she was known as a champion for education.  As one of the few African Americans to be appointed to the influential House Appropriations Committee, Dr. C. worked to ensure that our schools and universities were well funded.  I will personally miss her counsel, mentorship and friendship.  My thoughts and prayers are with her family and the countless lives impacted by her life’s work.”

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