[photo, Jefferson L. Ghrist, Maryland State Delegate] JEFFERSON L. GHRIST
Republican, District 36, Caroline, Cecil, Kent & Queen Anne's Counties

Member of House of Delegates since January 14, 2015. Minority Parliamentarian, 2022-. Member, Appropriations Committee, 2015- (health & human resources subcommittee, 2015-17; oversight committee on personnel, 2015-; capital budget subcommittee, 2016-; health & social services subcommittee, 2017-18; transportation & the environment subcommittee, 2019; education & economic development subcommittee, 2020-). Member, Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight, 2015-; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2021-; Spending Affordability Committee, 2022-. Member, Commission on Maryland Retirement Security and Savings, 2015-16; 21st Century School Facilities Commission, 2016-17. Deputy Minority Whip, 2019-21. Member, Joint Covid-19 Response Legislative Work Group, 2020-21; State Park Investment Commission, 2021; Joint Legislative Committee to Select the State Treasurer, 2023. House Chair, Caroline County Delegation, 2015-. Member, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2015-.

Member, Bainbridge Development Advisory Board, 2015-; Work Group on Educational Development Specifications, 2018-19.

President, County Commissioners of Caroline County, December 7, 2010 to January 1, 2012, and January 2 to December 2, 2014 (member, Dec. 2006 to Dec. 2, 2014; vice-president, Jan. 8, 2013 to Jan. 2, 2014).

Chair, Roads Board, Caroline County, 2006-10, 2012-14. Member, Board of Health, Caroline County, 2006-14; Social Services Board, Caroline County, 2006-14. 3rd Vice-Chair, Executive Board, Mid-Shore Regional Council, 2012, 2014 (member, 2006-14; 1st vice-chair, 2013). Member, North County Water and Sewer Authority, 2011-14.

Born March 14, 1975. Attended North Caroline High School, Ridgely, Maryland; Chesapeake College; Salisbury State University, B.A. (economics), 1997. Real estate agent. Former assistant store manager, Home Depot. Member, County Engineers Association of Maryland, 2007-. Married; two children.

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