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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Jay A. Jacobs is a Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 36. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Jacobs has served minority caucus leader since 2013. Jacobs is running for re-election in the primary on June 26, 2018. The general election will take place on November 6, 2018.

Jacobs' professional experience includes working as a Fireman and Ambulance Driver for the Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company.

Education

  • Diploma, Kent County High Schol

Professional Experience

  • Diploma, Kent County High Schol
  • Owner, Jay A. Jacobs Complete Kitchens and Baths, Limited Liability Company

Political Experience

  • Diploma, Kent County High Schol
  • Owner, Jay A. Jacobs Complete Kitchens and Baths, Limited Liability Company
  • Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 36, 2010-present
  • Mayor, Rock Hall, 1999-2011
  • Candidate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 36, 2006
  • Vice-Mayor, Rock Hall, 1997-1999

Former Committees/Caucuses

Chair, Republican Party Caucus, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2013-present

Chair, Caroline County Delegation, 2011-present

Chair, Kent County Delegation, 2011-present

Member, Upper Shore Regional Council, 2007-present

Former President, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board, Queen Anne's County

Former Minority Caucus Chair, Maryland State House of Delegates

Member, Mid-Shore Regional Council, 2011-present

Member, Nutrient Management Advisory Committee, 2011-present

Member, Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2011-present

Member, Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, 2009-2011

Member, Workforce Housing Task Force, Kent County, 2006-2007

Member, Strategic Economic Development Advisory Board, Kent County, 2003-2004

Member, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board, Queen Anne's County, 1990-1992

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR)

Member, Environment and Transportation

Member, Subcommittee on Motor Vehicles and Transportation

Member, Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Agriculture and Open Space

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • Diploma, Kent County High Schol
  • Owner, Jay A. Jacobs Complete Kitchens and Baths, Limited Liability Company
  • Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 36, 2010-present
  • Mayor, Rock Hall, 1999-2011
  • Candidate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 36, 2006
  • Vice-Mayor, Rock Hall, 1997-1999
  • Member, Maryland Dairy Industry Oversight and Advisory Council, 2015-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company, 1997-present
  • Firefighter/Ambulance Driver, Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company, 1996-present
  • Member/Administrative Officer, Kent County Community Marching Band, 1993-present
  • Member, Bainbridge Development Advisory Board, 2011-present
  • Member, Wesley United Methodist Church
  • Member, Rural Healthcare Delivery Workgroup, 2016-2017
  • Member, Eastern Shore Association of Municipalities, 1997-2011
  • Member, Maryland Mayor's Association, 1999-2011
  • Member, Maryland Municipal League, 1997-2011
  • President, Kent County Council of Governments, 2007-2010
  • Member, Kent County Council of Governments, 1997-2007
  • District Vice-President/Board of Directors Member, Maryland Municipal League, 2002-2007
  • Chair, Rock Hall Tricentenial, 2007
  • President, Maryland Mayor’s Association, 2003
  • Member/Past President, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board, Queen Anne's County, District 36, 1990-1992
  • Member, Planning and Zoning Board, Rock Hall, 1976-1980
Articles

Issue Position: Opioid Epidemic

Jan. 1, 2018

The opioid epidemic In Maryland and across the United States is a priority. I will continue to work with the administration, law enforcement, and my colleagues to find new and innovative methods for combating the crisis and will continue to work to expand efforts in rehabilitation for those effected by the disease

Issue Position: Healthcare

Jan. 1, 2018

No parent should have to choose between paying for health care and paying the mortgage. Middle class families and small business owners are being hit the hardest. We must bring competition to the market place to drive prices down. I support a state system that creates competition in the market place as a way to bring down the price of healthcare. I am very concerned with the change of benefits and the eliminating of drug coverage for Medicare-eligible retirees. I believe that the plan agreed to at retirement should be honored by the state and I will do what I can to advocate for that.

Issue Position: Raw Sewage Overflow

Jan. 1, 2018

I have been and continue to be a strong voice in my committee as well as with the administration and the Maryland Department of the Environment of the seemingly constant problem of raw sewage overflows from mainly Baltimore City. There needs to be a better effort in upgrading the ancient infrastructure in Baltimore City so that surrounding areas are not being effected by the pollution of this continuous problem.