Statement on the Passing of Former Maine State Legislator Ed Mazurek
PORTLAND, ME—Today Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) issued the following statement on the passing of Ed Mazurek of Rockland, ME.
“Ed was so devoted to his family, his community, and his state. His tireless leadership and fierce advocacy will be impossible to replace. I know Ed will be sorely missed by his family, friends, and so many others who had the pleasure of knowing him as I did.”
Ed Mazurek moved to Rockland in 1975, where he and his wife Mary Ellen continued their careers and raised their three children. A Xavier graduate, he was drafted by the NFL’s Chicago (now Arizona) Cardinals, and finished his career with the New York Giants. After his football career, Ed went on to coach football and softball and teach social studies for 35 years. After he retired from coaching and teaching, Ed ran successfully for the Rockland City Council (serving as Mayor twice), the Maine State House of Representatives, and the Maine State Senate. He declined to seek re-election in 2014.