Galen R. Clagett

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Galen R. Clagett
Galen R. Clagett (2007).jpg
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 3A district
Assumed office
Constituency Frederick County
Frederick County Commissioner
In office
Personal details
Born (1942-02-09) February 9, 1942 (age 73)
Brunswick, Maryland
Political party Democratic
Residence Frederick, Maryland
Occupation Real estate

Galen R. Clagett (born February 9, 1942) is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. He is currently serving in his 2nd term in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Maryland's District 3A in Frederick County. Clagett is a member of the Appropriations Committee.

Clagett was born in Brunswick, Maryland on February 9, 1942. He attended Frostburg State University before becoming a real estate agent and President of the property management firm Clagett Enterprises, Inc.

Legislative notes[edit]

  • voted for the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007 (HB359)[1]
  • voted in favor of increasing the sales tax whilst simultaneously reducing income tax rates for some income brackets - Tax Reform Act of 2007(HB2)[2]
  • voted to support in-state tuition for all graduates of a Maryland public high school, 2007(HB6)[3]
  • voted for the Maryland Gang Prosecution Act of 2007 (HB713), subjecting gang members to up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $100,000 [4]
  • voted for Jessica’s Law (HB 930), eliminating parole for the most violent child sexual predators and creating a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in state prison, 2007 [5]
  • voted for Public Safety – Statewide DNA Database System – Crimes of Violence and Burglary – Post conviction (HB 370), helping to give police officers and prosecutors greater resources to solve crimes and eliminating a backlog of 24,000 unanalyzed DNA samples, leading to 192 arrests, 2008 [6]
  • voted for Vehicle Laws – Repeated Drunk and Drugged Driving Offenses – Suspension of License (HB 293), strengthening Maryland’s drunk driving laws by imposing a mandatory one year license suspension for a person convicted of drunk driving more than once in five years, 2009 [7]
  • voted for HB 102, creating the House Emergency Medical Services System Workgroup, leading to Maryland’s budgeting of $52 million to fund three new Medevac helicopters to replace the State’s aging fleet, 2009 [8]
  • voted to raise income taxes on single filers earning more than $100,000 and joint filers earning more than $150,000, 2012 [9]

Election results[edit]

  • 2006 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 3A[1]
Voters to choose two:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Galen R. Clagett, Dem. 12,422   25.7%    Won
Sue Hecht, Dem. 13,900   28.7%    Won
Patrick N. Hogan, Rep. 12,163   25.1%    Lost
Linda Naylor, Rep. 9,873   20.4%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 32   0.1%    Lost
  • 2002 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 3A[1]
Voters to choose two:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Patrick N. Hogan, Rep. 12,066   26.4%    Won
Galen R. Clagett, Dem. 11,434   25.0%    Won
Dick Zimmerman, Dem. 11,288   24.7%    Lost
Timothy W. Brooks, Rep. 10,782   23.6%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 168   0.4%    Lost
Ron Bird, Dem. 4   0.0%    Lost


  1. ^ a b "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Nov. 21, 2007