For the past eight years it has been my privilege and honor to serve as a Delegate to the Maryland State Legislature.  I consider myself a public servant, not a politician, and am grateful for the opportunity to represent the citizens of the 36th District of Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Caroline Counties here on the Eastern Shore over in Annapolis.

 I am a fiscal conservative.  I believe in hard work, less government, living within your means and adherence to our constitution.  Although Democrats greatly out number Republicans in Annapolis, my experience in non-partisan leadership as the Mayor of Rock Hall for 12 years enabled me to form good working relationships with my fellow legislators, which in turn allowed me to be an effective voice on issues of importance to the Eastern Shore during my two terms in office.

 During my first term as a Delegate, I have voted and worked hard against former Governor O’Malley’s tax increases, annual budgets increases, and increased regulations.  It has been a pleasure to work with Governor Hogan during my last term to support his budgets that included no new taxes, and to ease some regulations that constrained the economic growth of the agriculture and commercial fishing industries in our district.  I’ve voted and worked hard in support of 2nd amendment rights, mental health services, and expanded efforts to deal with sewer plant overflows and Conowingo Dam sediment problems that are seriously harming the Chesapeake Bay. 

 With your vote, I would like to return to Annapolis to continue to serve you for another four years.

With best regards,


Jay Jacobs

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