[photo, Wendell R. Beitzel, Maryland State Delegate] WENDELL R. BEITZEL
Republican, District 1A, Garrett & Allegany Counties

Member of House of Delegates, January 10, 2007 to January 11, 2023. Member, Appropriations Committee, 2009-23 (transportation & the environment subcommittee, 2009-23; oversight committee on personnel, 2009-23; capital budget subcommittee, 2011-21). Member, Health and Government Operations Committee, 2007-09 (government operations subcommittee, 2007-09; minority health disparities subcommittee, 2007-09); Business Climate Work Group, 2013-14; Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission, 2014-16; Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 2015-17. Deputy Minority Whip, 2015-18. Member, Spending Affordability Committee, 2015-22; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2019-21. House Chair, Garrett County Delegation, 2007-23; Allegany County Delegation, 2009-16. Member, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus (co-chair); Rural Maryland Caucus; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2012-23. Executive Council, National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses.

Member, Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, 2007-23; Maryland Tourism Development Board, 2007-23; Task Force to Study Gypsy Moth Infestation, 2008-09; Youth Centers Advisory Board, 2008-23.

Assistant Director of Environmental Health, Health Department, Garrett County, 1971-81. Administrator, Department of Public Utilities (formerly Sanitary District), Garrett County, 1981-98. Member, Upper Potomac River Commission, 1986-2023.

Member, Board of County Commissioners, Garrett County, 1998-2002. Member, Deep Creek Lake Policy and Review Board, 1998-2023.

Member, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2002-03; Governor's Commission on the Structure and Efficiency of State Government, 2003. Chair, Trial Court Judicial Nominating Commission, 5th Commission District, 2004-07 (member, 2003-04).

Born in Accident, Maryland, January 17, 1943. Attended Northern High School, Accident, Maryland; Fairmont State College, B.S. (biology), Fairmont, West Virginia, 1964. Served in U.S. Army, 1965-68. Microbiologist, National Institute of Health, 1968-71. Frostburg State College, M.S. (management), 1978. Frostburg State University, M.B.A., 1988. Business owner, Point View Inn & Motel (part owner), 1973-78; Starlite Motel & Restaurant, 1978-83; Point View Inn & Motel, 1981-2003; Accident Bakery, 2005-. President, Beitzel Enterprises, Inc. Farmer since 1983. Director of Infrastructure Development, D.C. Development LLC (Wisp Ski & Golf Resort), 2003-06. Former director, American Trust Bank; Garrett National Bank. Board of Directors, Maryland Association of Counties, 1998-2002 (past member, legislative committee). Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 2016, 2020. Member, Garrett County Chamber of Commerce; National Federation of Independent Businesses; National Association for the Self-Employed. Member, Garrett County Promotion Council (former president & director); Deep Creek Lake Business Association (founding member); Water Environment Federation; American Legion Post no. 71; Fraternal Order of the Elks, Lodge no. 2481; Garrett Woods Chapter, Whitetails Unlimited (founding member & former president). Member, National Rifle Association; National Wild Turkey Federation. Member, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Accident, Maryland. Charles McC. Mathias, Jr., Award, House of Delegates, 2018. Married; two children, three grandchildren.

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