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Governor Larry Hogan Appoints Joseph Cluster to Maryland House of Delegates

Cluster to Represent District 8, Baltimore County

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointment of Joseph C. Cluster to the Maryland General Assembly. The governor appointed Cluster to the House of Delegates following the recommendation from the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee. Cluster will replace his father, John W.E. Cluster, who has accepted an appointment by the governor to the Maryland Parole Commission.

“Joe has been a strong voice in Maryland politics and has a great understanding of the issues affecting his district and the state,” said Governor Hogan. “I offer my sincere congratulations and look forward to working with him in his new role.”

Cluster will represent District 8, serving Baltimore County. He is the executive director of the Maryland Republican Party, a position he’s held since 2013. Previously, Cluster was a legislative aide to a Harford County councilman and a licensed mortgage broker. He also served as political director for the Maryland Republican Party from 2002-2004, director of external affairs for former Lt. Governor Michael Steele from 2004-2007, and a program director for University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Erickson School.

“I want to thank Governor Hogan for allowing me to continue to serve the citizens of Maryland with this appointment to the House of Delegates,” said Cluster. “I am both honored and humbled to continue in my father’s footsteps and I look forward to working with the governor to change our state for the better.”

Cluster will be sworn in as a member of the House of Delegates by Speaker of the House Michael Busch on September 6.

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