Speaker Moore Says Rep. MaryAnn Black “Made a Powerful Difference” for North Carolina

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) released a statement Friday on the passing of state Rep. MaryAnn Black (D-Durham), a former Durham County Commissioner from 1990-2002 who served as a social worker for over 30 years.

“MaryAnn Black made a powerful difference in the lives of North Carolinians through decades of service,” Speaker Moore said Friday.

“I know that Rep. Black’s friends, family, and neighbors, were as proud to be represented by her in the General Assembly as she dedicated to serving them, and we send her loved ones our deepest condolences for their loss in this difficult time.” 

A leading advocate for health and human services, Rep. Black was named “Social Worker of the Year” in 1994 by the National Association of Social Workers. 

She recently served as Associate Vice President for Community Relations for the Duke University Health System and was chair of the Durham County Commission from 1996 to 2002.