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|Patrick L. McDonough|
|Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from District 7|
January 8, 2003
|Preceded by||Nancy M. Hubers|
|Maryland House of Delegates|
January 10, 1979 – January 12, 1983
|Preceded by||John Linz|
|Succeeded by||Joe Miedusiewski|
September 12, 1943 |
|Residence||Middle River, Maryland|
Patrick L. McDonough (born September 12, 1943) is a Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates. He represents District 7, which covers Baltimore and Harford Counties, along with fellow Republicans J.B. Jennings and Richard K Impallaria. He also served in the House from 1979 to 1983 as a Democrat.
McDonough has been a radio talk show host and producer. He is the president of the Maryland Leadership Council and the Future Leaders of America. He is a founding member of the Maryland Coalition Against Crime. He is a member of the Route 40 Business Civic Association and the Essex-Middle River-White Marsh Chamber of Commerce. He is also active with the Hawthorn Civic Association, the Joppa Residents Council, and the Harford County Pro Life group.
McDonough is also a part of the President's Rally for America and the Classroom Coalition since 2004. He serves as the host for "Inside Annapolis", which is produced by Harford Community College Television. He is co-Chair of the Annual Flag-waving Tribute to Victims and Families of 9-11.
McDonough is known for his continual push to make English the official language for the State of Maryland.
In March 2007, a resolution was sponsored by State Senator Nathaniel Exum called for the state of Maryland to officially apologize for its role in slavery. McDonough criticized the bill as being a "superficial gesture designed to make people feel guilty". Additionally, he mentioned that, "I don't think apologies solve anything." McDonough was one of six dissenting votes in the House. Slavery existed in Maryland since 1642, was legally formalized in 1664, and was abolished under Maryland law by a new state constitution in 1864.
In July 2007, McDonough called for the impeachment of Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Katherine Savage who released a non-English-speaking rape suspect when he demanded a court-appointed interpreter and none were available. The suspect speaks Vai, a West African language. Judge Savage claimed that not having an interpreter denied the suspect his Constitutional right to a speedy trial, as provided by the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Delegate McDonough maintained that the defendant did not need an interpreter, as he had attended both high school and college in the U.S., and had been successfully interviewed (in English) four times during the course of the investigation.
McDonough's current radio program can be heard on WCBM AM680 radio in Baltimore on Saturday evenings from 8pm to 10pm.
- voted against the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007 (HB359)
- voted against in-state tuition for illegal immigrants in 2007 (HB6)
- voted for the Healthy Air Act in 2006 (SB154)
- voted for slots in 2005 (HB1361)
- 2006 election for Maryland House of Delegates – District 7
- Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome Richard K Impallaria, Rep. 21,333 18.7% Won J. B. Jennings, Rep. 21,189 18.6% Won Pat McDonough, Rep. 23,184 20.3% Won Linda W. Hart, Dem. 17,122 20.3% Lost Jack Sturgill, Dem. 15,390 15.0% Lost Rebecca L. Nelson, Dem. 13,481 11.8% Lost Kim Fell, Green 2,307 2.0% Lost Other Write-Ins 83 0.1% Lost
- 2002 election for Maryland House of Delegates – District 7
- Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome Richard Impallaria, Rep. 18,749 17.0% Won J. B. Jennings, Rep. 22,470 20.4% Won Pat McDonough, Rep. 20,869 18.9% Won Michael F. Linder, Libertarian 2.817 2.6% Lost Jack Sturgill, Dem. 15,390 15.0% Lost Other Write-Ins 80 0.1% Lost
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