As your State Delegate, I have focused my attention on job creation, land rights and protection for our farmers and watermen.                   

I am a fiscal conservative. I believe in hard work, less government, living within your means and adherence to our Constitution.

As your State Delegate and a former 12-year Mayor of Rock Hall, I have a proven record of cutting taxes, private sector job creation and bettering our communities on the Eastern Shore. 

During the last legislative session, I introduced 10 bills to preserve, protect and improve the Eastern Shore. I am pleased to announce that 6 of these bills were signed into law.

I was especially pleased to receive The Maryland Business for Responsive Government’s 2014 John Shaw Award for a 97% Pro-Business Voting record during my first term in office

At a time when most Republican legislators cannot get a single bill passed, Delegate Jay Jacobs was able to get six bills signed into law. Jay’s ability to be effective in Annapolis is a great benefit to residents of the Eastern Shore and is testament to Delegate Jacobs’ ability to get things done.

~ Jim Rich, Owner, The Inn at Huntingfield Creek
Chair, Economic Development Advisory Board, Kent County


Most Effective Republican in Maryland

PASSED - HB1240 - Watermen’s Right to Fish
PASSED - HB0192 - Provides licenses to micro brewers
PASSED - HB1505 - Increased dredging time for skipjacks
PASSED - HB0226 - Allows wine tasting events
PASSED - HB0242 - Creates program to reduce truancy
PASSED - HB0575 - Extends farm vehicle usage to 25 miles
PASSED - HB1135 - Increases organization game permits to 6
PASSED - HB1148 - Increases population of striped bass
PASSED - HB1153 - Prohibits commercial fishing nuisance suits
PASSED - HB0739 - Increases estate exemption to $5 million
PASSED - HB0814 - Education grants to Eastern Shore counties
PASSED - HB1024 - Funding for Upper Shore Regional Council
PASSED - HB1034 - Reduces school transportation costs

Download a detailed description of each passed bill.

Government Participation

Chair - House Republican Caucus
Chair - Kent County Delegation
Chair - Caroline County Delegation
Chair - House Republican Caucus
Member - Fire/EMS Legislative Caucus
Member - Rural Counties Legislative Caucus
Founder & Chair - Watermen’s Legislative Caucus
Appointed - MD Nutrient Management Advisory Board
Appointed - Environmental Matters Legislative Committee
Appointed - Natural Resources Legislative Sub-committee
Appointed - Agriculture Legislative Sub-committee