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[photo, Nancy Jacobs, State Senator] NANCY JACOBS
Republican, District 34, Cecil & Harford Counties

Member of Senate since January 13, 1999. Minority Whip, 2008-. Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 2001-; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 1999-; Joint Oversight Committee on the Department of Juvenile Services, 2006-; Joint Committee on Base Realignment and Closure, 2007-. Member, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee (formerly Economic and Environmental Affairs Committee), 1999-2001 (environment subcommittee, 1999-2001; licensing & regulatory affairs subcommittee, 1999-2001). Senate Chair, Harford County Delegation, 1999-2008. Senate Chair, Cecil County Delegation, 2003-. Member, Maryland Rural Caucus, 2002-; Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2003-; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2004-. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1995-. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (law & criminal justice committee, 2005-).

Member, Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 1999-2003; Bainbridge Development Advisory Board, 1999-; Maryland Tourism Development Board, 1999-; Task Force on the Environmental Effects of Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether (MTBE), 2000-01; State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2000-; Task Force to Study the Mentoring and Monitoring of Children in the Custody of or under the Supervision of the Department of Juvenile Services, 2003-04; Upper Shore Regional Council, 2003-; Task Force on Parking for Individuals with Disabilities, 2004; Task Force on Missing Vulnerable Adults, 2004-05. Member, Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Action Plan Committee, Cecil County, 2005-07; Cecil/Harford Bridges Work Group, 2006.

Member, House of Delegates, 1995-99, representing District 34 (Harford County). Minority Deputy Whip, 1997-99. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1995-99 (criminal justice subcommittee).

Born in Charleston, West Virginia, October 27, 1951. Attended Bridgeport High School; West Virginia University, B.S. (journalism & speech), 1973. Former small business owner, realtor, teacher, political columnist, and radio talk-show host. Continuity director, WSLS-TV, Roanoke, Virginia, 1973. Owner and operator, West Shore Indoor Tennis Club, Edgewood, Maryland, 1976-84. Communications coordinator for Maryland, Concerned Women for America, 1985-90 (Maryland representative, 1990-94). Realtor, 1987-91. Member, Chesapeake Professional Women's Network. Chair, Legislative Committee of Countywide Action Team to Fight Underage Drug Use (Harford County), 1996-. Member, Second District Republican Club; Harford County Republican Women's Club; Maryland Federation of Republican Women. Spokesperson, Coalition for Parental Rights and Family Integrity. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 1998, 2009. Married; three daughters; five grandchildren.

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