District 12 (Baltimore and Howard Counties)
Miller Senate Office Building, Room 420
11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3653, (301) 858-3653
fax: (410) 841-3850, (301) 858-3850
Clarence Lam, MD, MPH was first elected to represent Maryland’s 12th Legislative District in 2014. He currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee, where he is assigned to the Health and Human Services Subcommittee and Oversight Committee on Pensions. He was previously a member of the House Environment and Transportation Committee, including the Environment Subcommittee, Motor Vehicles & Transportation Subcommittee, and Land Use & Ethics Subcommittee. As a legislator, he has served as a representative of the House of Delegates on the Maryland Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council, the Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, and the Standing Advisory Committee on Opioid-Associated Disease Prevention and Outreach Programs.
As a dedicated public servant, Clarence has a long record of making a difference for his community and constituents. His legislative experience began on Capitol Hill where he worked on health oversight investigations under Congressman Henry Waxman’s Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Prior to his election, Clarence served on the legislative staff of Delegate Dan Morhaim, MD in Annapolis.
From 2010-2014, Clarence was elected to serve on the Howard County Democratic Central Committee. He also served as the co-executive director of the Asian American & Pacific Islander Leadership Council of the Maryland Democratic Party and as the president of the Young Democrats of Howard County.
Clarence has been active throughout the community, including as a member of the boards of directors of the Community Action Council of Howard County, Healthy Howard, the Village of Harper’s Choice, and Unified Community Connections. He was an appointee of former Governor Martin O’Malley to the Maryland Commission on Asian American Affairs. He was also an appointee of former Howard County Executive Ken Ulman to the county’s Spending Affordability Committee.
While in medical school, Clarence was the student-body president at the University of Maryland, Baltimore from 2005-2006 where he represented over 6,000 graduate and professional-level students. He has also served as a health educator in AmeriCorps and as a deacon at his church.
Clarence earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland and has a master’s degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland where he received his undergraduate degree in political science and biology.
Clarence is a board-certified physician in preventive medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; he serves as the program director of the preventive medicine residency program where he teaches public health physicians-in-training. In addition, he sees patients weekly at the occupational health clinic at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.