The Mayor of Marquette died late Tuesday afternoon. According to TV6 & FOX UP said Tom Baldini, 74, had been taken off life support. He was hospitalized after suffering a stroke on Saturday. Baldini was elected as the Mayor of Marquette last month, but has been in public service for decades. He served as the Chair of the International Joint Commission for Canada and the United State under President Clinton. He was also the District Director for Congressman Bart Stupak. Baldini joined Governor James Blanchard’s staff as a Special Assistant for U.P. Affairs and Education Advisor in 1984 and returned to the Marquette Public Schools as the Assistant to the Superintendent for Finances and Personnel in 1991. Baldini was also an adjunct professor at Northern Michigan University. He was a teacher of Government and Economics at Marquette Senior High School from 1965-83. Appointed by Governor Granholm, he serves as a member of the Michigan Technological University Board of Control. He was President of the Marquette Area Public School Foundation and Vice Chair of the Marquette County Community Foundation. He was President of the Fourth of July Fireworks Committee for the Marquette area.