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Statement on Behalf of County Executive Marc Elrich on the Death of Dr. Sam Mukherjee

For Immediate Release: Friday 26 June

It is with sadness that I acknowledge the County’s loss of a longtime advocate and leader for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, Dr. Sam Mukherjee. Dr. Mukherjee died on June 18. 

Dr. Mukherjee will be greatly missed for his work and commitment to ensuring that the voice of the Asian American and Pacific Islander be heard throughout the County and State. Dr. Mukherjee was one of the founding members of the Asian American Health Initiative and served as the executive director of Asian American Inter Community Services. In addition, he was a member of the County's Asian Pacific American Advisory Group. His advocacy also extended to the state level where he served on numerous boards. Dr. Mukherjee’s wisdom and knowledge will be missed by many people who looked to him as a mentor and friend. Montgomery County has lost a leader who worked tirelessly to make this County a better place. Dr. Mukherjee understood that we are a strong community when all our residents are engaged and involved and he fought every day with that as his guiding light. I have lost a friend, and the County has lost a true champion for the people.

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Release ID: 20-015