Hager wins Clerk of Circuit Court race
CENTREVILLE — Katherine Hager of Centreville will be Queen Anne’s County’s next clerk of circuit court, succeeding Scott MacGlashan, who served six terms and endorsed her. She won the Republican nomination against two other candidates in the Primary Tuesday, June 26; there is no Democratic candidate.
Hager received 2,704 votes; Earl Beville received 1,177 votes; and Roger Twigg received 406 votes.
“It’s a great honor to be elected as the next Clerk of Court for Queen Anne’s County,” Hager said. “And it’s a great honor to be chief deputy clerk of court to to Scott MacGlashan these last 12 years.”
“I look forward to continuing the mission of the judiciary by providing fair and equitible acess to the courts as well as providing efficient and effective services to the citizens we serve,” she continued. “I wish to maintain the public trust and confidence that should be expected in this elected position.”
Hager has 27 years of experience in the clerk’s office. She holds Court Executive and Court Management certification. She said she has taken years of court
leadership courses, including a five-year program from Michigan State University through the Mid-Atlantic Association of Court Management and another three-year program from the Institute for Court Management’s National Center for State Courts program.
Most recently Hager was the project manager for the county clerk’s office for the deployment of the new electronic case record
Maryland Electronic Courts. And she is a faculty instructor for a Caseflow Management course for the Maryland Judiciary’s Institute for Court Management Program.
“I enjoy being part of the administration of justice and I am very passionate about it,” she said in an earlier interview.
After the results were announced, Beville extended his congratulations to Hager and his thanks to his supporters, especially his family.
“I have so many wonderful memories of these past
few months and conducted a positive campaign and worked as hard as I could while doing so,” he said in a Facebook post. He said he gave the campaign his “honest best” and remained positive throughout.
MacGlashan’s last day in office will be Nov. 30. Hager will be sworn in on the first Monday in December, Dec. 3. Swearing in officials is one of the clerk’s many duties. However, Judge Thomas G. Ross will administer Hager’s oath office.
Reporter Hannah Combs also contributed to this article.
Katherine Hager campaigns for clerk of court outside the Kent Island Library Thursday morning, June 14, the first day of early voting.