Virginia P. Clagett

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Virginia P. Clagett
Virginia P. Clagett (2008).jpg
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 30th district
In office
1995 – present
Constituency Anne Arundel County
Personal details
Born (1943-07-18) July 18, 1943 (age 73)
Washington, DC
Political party Democratic

Virginia P. Clagett is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. She served in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Maryland's District 30 in Anne Arundel County, until her 4th term ended in December 2010. A proven vote-getter for decades, she lost re-election in November 2010 to Delegate Herbert H. McMillan. Clagett is a member of the Marlborough Hunt Club, a local Fox Hunt in Southern Maryland.

Career[edit]

Legislative Notes[edit]

  • voted in favor of the Tax Reform Act of 2007 (HB2)[1]
  • voted in favor of in-state tuition for students who attended Maryland high schools for at least 2 years. (2007) (HB6)[2]
  • 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[3]
  • 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[4]
  • 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[5]
  • 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[6]
  • 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[7]

For the past four years,[when?] Delegate Claggett has annually voted to support classroom teachers, public schools, police and hospitals in Anne Arundel County. Since 2002, funding to schools across the State has increased 82%, resulting in Maryland being ranked top in the nation for K-12 education.[citation needed]

In 2010 Del. Clagett had one of the highest lodging records in the state (almost $11,000) despite the fact that Annapolis is in her District.[8]

Election results[edit]

  • 2010 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – 30th District[9]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Ronald A. George, Rep. 25,631   19.25%    Won
Michael E. Busch, Dem. 23,995   18.02%    Won
Herb McMillan, Rep. 22,553   16.94%    Won
Virginia P. Clagett, Dem. 21,142   15.88%    Lost
Seth Howard, Rep. 20,080   15.08%    Lost
Judd Legum, Dem. 19,670   14.77%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 89   0.07%    
  • 2006 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – 30th District[10]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Michael E. Busch, Dem. 22,479   17.1%    Won
Virginia P. Clagett, Dem. 22,360   17.0%    Won
Ronald A. George, Rep. 21,811   16.6%    Won
Barbara Samorajczyk, Dem. 21,758   16.5%    Lost
Andy Smarick, Rep. 20,594   15.6%    Lost
Ron Elfenbein, Rep. 20,457   15.5%    Lost
David Whitney, Con. 2,225   1.7%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 80   0.1%    
  • 2002 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – 30th District[11]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Michael E. Busch, Dem. 22,422   17.7%    Won
Virginia P. Clagett, Dem. 21,875   17.3%    Won
Herbert H. McMillan, Rep. 20,972   16.6%    Won
C. Richard D'Amato, Dem. 20,545   16.3%    Lost
Michael Collins, Rep. 19,140   15.1%    Lost
Nancy Almgren, Rep. 18,861   14.9%    Lost
David M. Gross, Green 2,536   2.0%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 71   0.1%    
  • 1998 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 30[12]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Michael E. Busch, Dem. 24,075   21%    Won
Virginia P. Clagett, Dem. 24,036   21%    Won
Richard D'Amato, Dem. 20,223   18%    Won
Phillip D. Bissett, Rep. 18,690   16%    Lost
Edward J. Turner, Rep. 14,119   12%    Lost
Anthony McConkey, Rep. 12,353   11%    Lost
  • 1994 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 30[13]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Michael E. Busch, Dem. 18,709   19%    Won
Phillip D. Bissett, Rep. 18,009   23%    Won
Virginia P. Clagett, Dem. 18,254   18%    Won
Ralph C. Rosacker, Rep. 16,299   16%    Lost
Joan Beck, Rep. 15,974   16%    Lost
John C. Eldridge Jr., Dem. 13,320   13%    Lost

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mdchamber.org/docs/ss_hb2.pdf
  2. ^ "2007 Regular Session - Vote Record 0690". state.md.us. 
  3. ^ "BILL INFO-2007 Regular Session-HB 713". state.md.us. 
  4. ^ "BILL INFO-2007 Regular Session-HB 930". state.md.us. 
  5. ^ "BILL INFO-2008 Regular Session-HB 370". state.md.us. 
  6. ^ "BILL INFO-2009 Regular Session-HB 293". state.md.us. 
  7. ^ "BILL INFO-2009 Regular Session-HB 102". state.md.us. 
  8. ^ Farrell, Liam (August 7, 2010). "Busch calls for stricter lodging expense rules". Maryland Gazette. Annapolis, Maryland. 
  9. ^ "Maryland House of Delegates Election Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on May 24, 2013
  10. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Aug. 12, 2007
  11. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Jan, 20th, 2008
  12. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Nov. 7, 2007
  13. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Nov. 7, 2007