[photo, J. B. Jennings, Maryland State Senator] J. B. JENNINGS
Republican, District 7, Baltimore County & Harford County

Member of Senate since January 12, 2011. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 2023- (capital budget subcommittee, 2023-; health & human services subcommittee, 2023-); Joint Committee on Legislative Information Technology and Open Government, 2015-; Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Biotechnology, 2017-; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2017-; Legislative Policy Committee, 2015-20, 2023-; Rules Committee, 2015-20, 2023-; Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight, 2023-. Member, Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 2011-14; Joint Committee on Transparency and Open Government, 2011-14; Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee 2011-15 (environment subcommittee, 2011-15; health occupations subcommittee, 2011-15). Minority Leader, 2014-20. Member, Public Safety and Policing Work Group, 2015-16; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2015-20; Joint Committee on Spending Affordability, 2015-20; Finance Committee, 2015-22 (property & casualty subcommittee, 2015-17; transportation subcommittee, 2015-18; health & long-term care subcommittee, 2019-22). Member, Executive Nominations Committee, 2016-20; Joint Covid-19 Response Legislative Work Group, 2020-21. Member, Senate Executive Board, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2022- (vice-chair, 2022-23).

Member, Task Force on the Membership and Operation of the Baltimore County Board of Education, 2011; Wetlands and Waterways Program Funding Work Group, 2011; Commission to Study Campaign Finance Law, 2011-13; Pesticide Advisory Committee, 2011-; Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, 2011-20; Maryland Pesticide Reporting and Information Work Group, 2013-15; Economic Development Advisory Board, Harford County, 2015-; Maryland Dairy Industry Oversight and Advisory Council, 2017-; Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee, 2021-.

Member of House of Delegates (Republican), representing District 7, Baltimore County and Harford County, January 8, 2003 to January 12, 2011. Deputy Minority Whip, 2003-06. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 2003-06 (environment subcommittee, 2003-06; local government & bi-county agencies subcommittee, 2003-06; agriculture, agriculture preservation & open space subcommittee, 2003-06; wetlands & waterways funding work group, 2004; motor vehicle & transportation subcommittee, 2006; natural resources subcommittee, 2006; chair, natural resources work group, 2004); Agricultural Stewardship Commission, 2005-06; Ways and Means Committee, 2007-09 (finance resources subcommittee, 2007-09); Judiciary Committee, 2009-11 (civil law & procedure subcommittee, 2009-11). Chair, Harford County Delegation, 2009-11. Member, Maryland Fire, Rescue and EMS Caucus, 2003-; Maryland Rural Caucus, 2003-; Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2003-; Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2003-.

Member, Environmental Noise Advisory Council, 2003-05.

Staff assistant, U.S. Representative Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., 2nd Congressional District, Maryland, 1997-98.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, March 27, 1974. Attended Dulaney High School, Timonium, Maryland; Essex Community College, A.A., 1995. University of Baltimore, B.S. (business administration), 1997. Serving in Maryland Air National Guard, 2008-. Lifelong farmer (beef cattle farmer, Castle Rock Farm, 1992-2008; dairy farmer/owner, Cedar Side Farm, 1992-). Co-owner and president, The Mill of Hereford, Inc. (feed store), 1998-. Volunteer Firefighter, Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company, Station 47, 1990- (certified firefighter I, II, & III, emergency medical technician, rescue technician, hazardous materials operations, and instructor I). Western Firefighter, Interagency Wildfire Crew, Maryland Forest Service, 1992-96. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 2016. Married; two children.

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