Speakers-Clarence K. Lam

Clarence K. Lam, M.D.

State Senator-Maryland General Assembly (District 12)


Member of Senate since January 9, 2019 (representing Baltimore County & Howard County, Jan. 9, 2019 to Jan. 11, 2023; representing Anne Arundel & Howard counties since Jan. 11, 2023). Member, Finance Committee, 2023-; Executive Nominations Committee, 2019-; Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness, 2019-. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight, 2019-; Joint Audit and Evaluation Committee, 2020-. Member, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2019-22 (alcohol subcommittee, 2019; co-chair, health subcommittee, 2019, member, 2019-22; chair, environment subcommittee, 2020-22); Joint Covid-19 Response Legislative Work Group, 2020-21; Senate Vaccine Oversight Work Group, 2021-22. Senate Chair, Howard County Delegation, 2019-. Vice-Chair, Baltimore County Delegation, 2021-. Secretary, Maryland Legislative Asian-American and Pacific-Islander Caucus, 2023- (member, 2019-; 2nd vice-chair, 2019; 1st vice-chair, 2019-21; chair, 2021-22).

Member, Maryland Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council, 2019; Comptroller’s Task Force on Electronic Smoking Devices (E-Facts), 2019-20; Maryland Council on Advancement of School-Based Health Centers, 2019-; Maryland Zero Emission Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council, 2019-; State Council on Cancer Control, 2020-; Commission to Study the Health Care Workforce Crisis in Maryland, 2022-.

Member of House of Delegates, January 14, 2015 to January 9, 2019. Member, Appropriations Committee, 2017-19 (health & human resources subcommittee, 2017; oversight committee on pensions, 2017-19; health & social services subcommittee, 2017-19). Member, Environment and Transportation Committee, 2015-17 (environment subcommittee, 2015-17; motor vehicles & transportation subcommittee, 2015-17; land use & ethics subcommittee, 2016-17). Member, Maryland Legislative Asian-American and Pacific-Islander Caucus, 2015-19.

Member, Maryland Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council, 2015-19; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2015-19; Standing Advisory Committee on Opioid-Associated Disease Prevention and Outreach Programs, 2016-19.

Legislative aide to Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11, Baltimore County, 2009-13. Member, Spending Affordability Advisory Committee, Howard County, 2011-14; Governor’s Commission on Asian-Pacific American Affairs, 2012-15.

Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Attended Emmaus High School, Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Case Western Reserve University, B.A. (political science & biology), 2003; University of Maryland School of Medicine, M.D., 2008. Physician, board certified in preventive medicine. Student body president, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2005-06. Research analyst, Center for Biosecurity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2005-06. Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, M.P.H. (public health), 2011. Preventive Medicine Physician, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, 2009-. Program Director, General Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, 2014- (assistant program director, 2012-14). Chapter President, Young Democrats of Howard County, 2010-13. Member, Howard County Democratic Central Committee, 2010-14. Co-Executive Director, Asian American and Pacific Islander Leadership Council, Maryland Democratic Party, 2011-14. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2012. Board of Directors, Healthy Howard, 2011-. Chair, Community Action Council of Howard County, 2012- (board of directors, 2010-; vice-chair, 2011-12). Board of Directors, Unified Community Connections, 2015-. Elected member, Board of Directors, Village of Harper’s Choice, 2011-15.