By WI Web Staff via BPUSA

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, widow of Rep. Elijah Cummings, is expected to run for her husband’s House seat, according to a Fox News report.

Cummings, who was up for reelection in 2020, died Thursday due to long-term health complications. He was 68.

Rockeymoore Cummings, chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party, remembered her husband of more than 20 years, saying in a statement that he was “an honorable man who proudly served his district and the nation with dignity, integrity, compassion and humility.”

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, chair of the Maryland Democratic Party, speaks at the state Democratic Party’s 20th annual legislative luncheon in Annapolis on Jan. 8. (Photo by: Brigette White | The Washington Informer)

Former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has also been floated as Cummings’ possible successor.

This post originally appeared in The Washington Informer.