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Jack’s Platform

Find out where Jack stands on the issues that matter most to you.

Public Safety

Senator Bailey, one of just two members in the Maryland General Assembly with law enforcement experience, is dedicated to supporting and protecting our first responders and law enforcement officers, remaining aware that the presence of public safety holds great importance in our community. 

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After a career in public safety for over 30 years, Senator Bailey is aware of the importance law enforcement and first responders hold in our community. Working in the Maryland General Assembly as one of just two members with experience as a police officer, Senator Bailey is committed to fighting for those who protect our communities. Senator Bailey recognizes that such support is necessary in our schools as well and ensures that Student Resource Officers can protect our children through the proper funding of all public safety agencies. Senator Bailey is passionate about the need to continue to provide state resources to support our public safety officers, combat crises like the opioid epidemic, and utilize resources that have had an impact on our local communities.


Education is the key to our community’s future. Whether in K-12, college preparation, or trade education, Senator Bailey is dedicated to the improvement and support of Maryland’s educational systems and institutions.

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With strong support from Governor Hogan on the improvement of Maryland’s educational systems and institutions, transparency, accountability, and proper state funding are of utmost importance to Senator Bailey. Senator Bailey is committed to securing state funding for our region’s schools to provide citizens with the opportunities available in other parts of Maryland. Senator Bailey recognizes that funding for local K-12 school systems, community colleges, and higher education centers is necessary to provide opportunities and choices for our citizens, contributing to the economic development of Southern Maryland.


Senator Bailey is committed to healthcare availability and accessible medical treatment in our community, with his work in the General Assembly reflecting this commitment. 

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With great dedication to ensuring each member of our community has access to medical treatment, Senator Bailey has made apparent his support of health initiatives in Maryland through his sponsorship and voting in the Maryland General Assembly. In the most recent session, Senator Bailey secured funding for ambulances for the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home (CHVH), ensuring veterans who reside at CHVH continue to receive the best care possible.  In addition, Senator Bailey voted for numerous bills supporting healthcare access in Maryland, including Senate Bill 3, which improved telehealth access.


As a board member of the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), Senator Bailey has proven committed to the protection of Maryland’s natural resources through his work in the General Assembly.

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With over 30 years of experience as a Natural Resources Police Officer, Senator Bailey understands the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland’s natural resources play an important role in Maryland’s economic future. As a board member of the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), Senator Bailey worked to restore full funding for the Southern Maryland Regional Agricultural Center (RAC), demonstrating his commitment to our community’s natural resources. In addition, Senator Bailey recently sponsored many natural resource-focused bills, including Senate Bill 318,  Natural Resources – Fishing and Hunting Rights, affirming the importance of hunting and fishing to Maryland’s cultural and social heritage and economy.