Michael E. Busch, soon to be the longest-serving speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, emerged as an unlikely champion of the thorniest social issue that Maryland lawmakers had debated since a high-profile abortion bill in the early 1990s.
Maryland House Speaker Michael E. Busch laces up his sneakers before heading into an assembly at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. Busch, soon to be the state’s longest-serving speaker, has been a member of the Maryland House of Delegates since 1987, and speaker since January 2003. He represents Anne Arundel County. Marvin Joseph/WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo