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Galen Clagett for Maryland Comptroller, what an awful idea!

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Mr Clagett would be a bad choice for Maryland Comptroller in my humble opinion. Just look at his management company Clagett Enterprises. You wont have to look far to see allegations of misconduct, mismanagement, and ineptness on the part of his company. HOA's and even Developers are dropping his company's services the first opportunity they get. That's telling if you ask me.

 

If he and his company cannot sucessfully manage small residential communities without having the resident's up in arms complaining after a short period of time, and looking to drop his 'services' do we really think he can manage the State's financial and accounting aspects?

 

then there are the allegations he tried to sabatage and derail waste water treatment funding in his own represented city - There are allegations that Clagett doesnt care about the people, the citizens, but only the money, and who has deeper pockets than land developers?

 

 

"While Delegate Clagett may not care for the County Commissioners because we are citizen-focused vs. developer-focused, he should be expected to work with us rather than go behind our back and risk millions of dollars and the timing of a very positive and very important county project"

 

- Commissioners President Jan Gardner

 

 

It is pretty bad when you as a politician, have a reputation as being 'developer-focused', as opposed to 'citizen-focused', and even the developers are kicking you to the curb.

 

Clagett Enterprises makes its mark managing property, Many of these managed communities are Home Owner Associations. Galen Clagett is the company's President.

 

One such community managed by Clagett is Riverside Villages, which is located a few miles south of Hagerstown, Md in Falling Waters, West Virginia.

 

Here most, if not all, the homeowners have alledgedly risen up against what they consider gross mismanagment by Galen Clagett and his company.

 

The Developer summed it up like this:

 

"Clagett kept taking action which I was not aware of and which caused major complaints, like last year when they gave everyone in the single family section notices that they could not park on the street or just last week when they put the rebars in your yards, both of which were ordered without my knowledge. Then I get alot of complaints which I have to get involved again to try to solve- the arrangement clearly was not working. Almost every time I got involved and looked into the the merits of each situation, I ended up siding with the homeowner and against Clagett. I don't know why this experience with Clagett was so unlike our past experience with them. Maybe the company has changed. All I know is that if I have to get involved with the day to day operation of the HOA, then the management company is not doing its job."

 

-Riverside Villages Developer Sam Allen

 

And how does Galen Clagett respond to this asertion that he and his company are not doing their job?

 

 

"It is very unfortunate that Clagett Management had taken the fall for many things in the community.'

-Clagett Enterprises, Galen Clagett

 

 

Do you really want this guy, a guy who allegedly cannot even sucessfully run an hoa of less than 300 homeowners as your Comptroller? I think we can do better. Maryland can do better than Galen Clagett.

 

Sources:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/maryland-politics/post/barve-considering-2014-bid-for-comptroller/2011/06/17/AGsyVGZH_blog.html

http://www.galenclagett.com/media/press_releases/view_item/46

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display_comments.htm?StoryID=96996

http://www.facebook.com/groups/265161523592087

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There are so many issues with Clagett Enterprises but very little action to bring about change to the mismanagement of the communities they run. How can one attempt to run a whole city such as Frederick, MD if they can't run a HOA. Miscommunications run throughout the business. They have a vast amount of legal and political power and they know it and use it to their advantage. They turn people against each other in board meetings. They will not attempt to contact you unitl you are negative and then they will say, "We are not going to respond to you with your negative and threatening emails" What have other communities done in the past to challenge Clagett? Speaking the community managers are useless, especially Elizabeath Betancourt. We believe that if everyone starts challenging Clagett then they will change. Otherwise we should not complain and starting blaming ourselves with these issues. Who knows may Clagett will be mayor of Frederick and all of his community managers will be out in full force mismanaging and taking money from people living in the City of Frederick.

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