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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Clarence Lam is a Democratic candidate for District 12 of the Maryland State Senate. The primary election is being held on June 26, 2018. The general election will take place on November 6, 2018.

Personal

Full Name:

Clarence K. Lam

Gender:

Male

Birth Place:

Allentown, PA

Education

MPH, Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2009-2010

MD, University of Maryland, 2008

Degree, Political Science/Biology, Case Western Reserve University, 2003

Political Experience

Senator, Maryland State Senate, District 12, 2019-present

Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 12, 2015-2019

Candidate, Maryland State Senate, District 12, 2018

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs

Member, Ending Homelessness

Member, Executive Nominations

Chair, Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight

Member, Subcommittee on Alcohol

Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Health

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Member, Appropriations Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates

Former Member, Health and Human Resources Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates

Former Member, Oversight Committee on Pensions, Maryland State House of Delegates

Member, Environment and Transportation Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2015-2017

Member, Environment Subcommittee of the Environment and Transportation Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2015-2017

Member, Land Use and Ethics Subcommittee of the Environment and Transportation Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2015-2017

Member, Motor Vehicles and Transportation Subcommittee of the Environment and Transportation Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2015-2017

Professional Experience

Assistant Program Director, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2012-present

Preventative Medicing Physician, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2009-present

Staff, Congressman Henry Waxman’s Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Legislative Staff, Delegate Dan Morhaim

Vice President of Membership & Recruitment, Resident Physicians Section, American College of Preventive Medicine, 2010-2011

Healthcare Contractor, Booz Allen Hamilton, 2011

Teaching Assistant, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2010

Internal Medicine Physician, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, 2008-2009

Health Affairs Staff, U.S. House of Representatives, 2007

Biodefense Analyst, Center for Biosecurity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2005-2006

Health Education, Advocacy, and Leadership Corps (HEALCorps), Americorps, 2001-2003

Learning Assistant, Residence Life Staff, Case Western Reserve University, 2001-2003

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

Member, Maryland Council on Advancement of School-Based Health Centers, 2019-present

Member, Maryland Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council, 2019-present

Board of Directors, Healthy Howard, 2012-present

Chair, Howard County Community Action Council, 2010-present

Co-Executive Director, Asian American & Pacific Islander Leadership Council of the Maryland Democratic Party

Member, Commission on Asian American Affairs

Board Member, Harper's Choice Village

Board Member, Head Start

Board of Directors, Merion Station Townhome Association

Delegate to the Democratic National Convention, Maryland Democratic Party, 2012

Student Body President, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2005-2006

Articles

Issue Position: Transportation

Jan. 1, 2018

As your state delegate, Clarence has been committed to increasing options for mass transit and public transportation. Greater mass transit is crucial for job growth, economic development, reducing congestion, increasing public safety, and preserving our environment. Some of the legislation he has supported include: ​Increased penalties for drunk drivingImproved accountability and transparency in the determination of funding for state transportation projectsTax credits for electric vehiclesFunding for major transportation projects in the Baltimore and Howard Counties, including on Interstates 695, 95, 895, and 195 as well as US-29 and MD-32. ​

Issue Position: Healthcare

Jan. 1, 2018

Clarence believes that healthcare is a right for all and not simply a privilege for some. He supports universal healthcare and efforts to expand access to healthcare. Clarence is committed to: Making it easier for the uninsured to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care ActExpanding Medicaid enrollment for those who need it the mostGenerating outreach campaigns to boost enrollment among vulnerable populationsProviding businesses the tools to keep premiums affordable while providing the best possible coverage for their employeesImproving access to preventive services so our communities remain healthierRequiring insurers meet minimum standards of coverageIncreasing the quality of care by reducing medical errors and prioritizing patient safety As one of only four doctors serving in the Maryland General Assembly, Clarence has worked hard over the last four years by:​ Voting to eliminate copayments for contraceptivesSupporting the funding of family planning services like Planned Parenthood if the federal government defunded these programsWorking to reduce the use of antibiotics in animal feed in order to preserve antibiotics for human useEmpowering the Maryland Attorney General to sue pharmaceutical companies that engaged in price gougingSupporting the expansion of telemedicine programs for addiction treatmentSponsoring legislation that successfully banned the sale of powdered alcohol

Issue Position: Environment

Jan. 1, 2018

Clarence will fight for Maryland's green future by: ​Preserving open space in Baltimore and Howard CountiesExpanding mass transit options to reduce traffic congestion and pollutionEncouraging investments in clean, renewable energy sourcesCleaning up the state's waterways and preserving the Chesapeake Bay​Over the past four year's, Clarence has voted to:​Ban hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in MarylandProtect bees and other polinators that are vital to advancing agriculture and the environmentEncourage utilities to buy more energy from renewable sources like wind, solar, and hydroelectric in order to boost the renewable energy industry, creat high-paying jobs, reduce air pollution, and combat climate changeIncrease funding to Program Open Space, a state program that protects undeveloped areas, preserves agricultural lands, and helps support parklandsHave the State of Maryland meet the goals of the Paris Climate Accords

Events

2019

Dec. 9
December 9th Fundraiser for Senator Clarence Lam, MD, MPH

Mon 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Sapwood Cellars Brewery Columbia, MD