Galen Clagett

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Galen Clagett
Maryland House of Delegates District 3A
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 13
Deputy Majority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$142/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Labor Relations Board for Frederick County
County Commissioner, Frederick County
Bachelor'sFrostburg State University, 1964
Master'sFrostburg State University, 1972
Date of birthFebruary 9, 1942
Place of birthBrunswick, Maryland
ProfessionFounder/President, Clagett Enterprises Incorporated
Office website
Galen R. Clagett (b. February 9, 1942) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 3A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

He served on the Frederick County Commission from 1978 to 1986, including a stint as President from 1982 to 1986.


Clagett's professional experience includes working as a Broker with and Owner of Clagett Enterprises Incorporated, High School Administrator with the Frederick County Board of Education, Department Chair at Mount Saint Mary's College and Academic Instructor with the Maryland Department of Corrections.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Clagett served on these committees:

  • Appropriations
  • Oversight Committee on Pensions
  • Oversight Committee on Personnel
  • Subcommittee on Capital Budget
  • Subcommittee on Public Safety and Administration, Chair


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Clagett served on these committees:



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Beitzel won re-election, coming in first in the general election on November 2, 2010.[1]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 3A General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Galen Clagett (D) 13,341
Green check mark transparent.png Patrick Hogan (R) 12,617
Scott Rolle (R) 11,312
Candy Greenway (D) 11,203


On November 7, 2006, Galen Clagett ran for District 3A of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the second of two seats, losing to Sue Hecht but beating Patrick Hogan and Linda Naylor. [2]

Galen Clagett raised $104,678 for his campaign.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 3A
Candidates Votes Percent
Sue Hecht (D) 13,900 28.7%
Galen Clagett (D) 12,422 25.7%
Patrick Hogan (R) 12,163 25.1%
Linda Naylor (R) 9,873 20.4%
Write-Ins 32 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Clagett was up for re-election, he collected $105,862 in donations.[4]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


In 2006 Galen Clagett collected $104,678 in donations. [5]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Maryland House Democratic Committee $20,000
Galen Clagett $5,000
Jefferson Park Development Inc. $4,000
Joseph Welty $2,500
Clagett Development & Consulting LLC $2,000


Clagett is a member of the Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, Maryland Rural Caucus, and Virginia-Maryland-District of Columbia Joint Legislative Commission on Interstate Transportation.[6]

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