Wendell Beitzel

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Wendell Beitzel
Maryland House of Delegates District 1A
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 7
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$142/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Board of County Commissioners, Garrett County
Bachelor'sFairmont State College, 1964
Master'sFrostburg State College, 1978
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1965-1968
BirthdayJanuary 17, 1943
Place of birthAccident, Maryland
ProfessionOwner, Accident Bakery
Office website
Wendell R. Beitzel (b. January 17, 1943) is a Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 1A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.


Beitzel's professional experience includes working as a farmer for the Accident Bakery, Director of Infrastructure Development for the District of Columbia Development Limited Liability Company, Administrator of the Garrett County Sanitary District and Assistant Director of Environmental Health for the Garrett County Health Department. He served in the United States Army.

Committee assignments


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

  • Appropriations
  • Oversight Committee on Personnel
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Environment


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

  • Appropriations
  • Oversight Committee on Personnel
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Environment


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Wendell Beitzel endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Beitzel defeated James Stanton (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 1A General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Wendell Beitzel (R) 8,866
James Stanton (D) 3,333


On November 7, 2006, Wendell Beitzel ran for District 1A of the Maryland House of Delegates, beating Bill Aiken. [3]

Wendell Beitzel raised $58,776 for his campaign.[4]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 1A
Candidates Votes Percent
Wendell Beitzel (R) 6,985 56.3%
Bill Aiken (D) 5,406 43.5%
Write-Ins 24 0.2%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Beitzel was up for re-election, he collected $14,099 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Wendell Beitzel's campaign in 2010
Phenix Technologies$3,000
Redrock Llc$1,500
Drinks Inc$1,500
Frazee, Edward Gene$1,000
G & S Coal Co Inc$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $14,099


In 2006 Wendell Beitzel collected $58,776 in donations. [6]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Wendell Beitzel $19,000
Edward Frazee $4,000
DC Development LLC $4,000
Karen & Tom Myers $1,500


Beitzel is a member of Post Number 71 - American Legion, Deep Creek Lake Business Association, Lodge Number 2481 - Fraternal Order of the Elks, Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, Garrett National Bank National Association for the Self-Employed, National Federation of Independent Businesses, Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, and the Water Environment Federation.[7]

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