J. B. Jennings

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J. B. Jennings
J. B. Jennings (November 2007).jpg
Member of the Maryland Senate
from the 7th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 12, 2011
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 7th district
In office
January 8, 2003 – January 12, 2011
Personal details
Born (1974-03-27) March 27, 1974 (age 40)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political party Republican

J. B. Jennings (born March 27, 1974) is an American politician. He was first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2002 to represent District 7, which covers both Baltimore County and Harford Counties along with fellow Republicans Rick Impallaria and Pat McDonough.[1]

In 2006, he won again along with Impallaria and McDonough.

J.B. married Michelle Slusher Jennings in 2004.

Education[edit]

Jennings attended Essex Community College, where he received his A.A. in 1995. He then transferred to the University of Baltimore, where he graduated in 1997 with his B.S. in Business Administration.

Career[edit]

Jennings has been a beef farmer since 1992. He also served as a staff assistant for Robert Ehrlich while he was a Congressman. In 1998 he became co-owner and president of a feed store in Hereford, Maryland. He has served as a member of the Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company, Station 47 in Jacksonville, Maryland, which is northeast of Baltimore.

Since being elected to the House of Delegates, Jennings has been very active in environmental and agricultural issues. He served on Environmental Matters Committee from 2003–2006, the Agriculture Preservation & Open Space subcommittee from 2003–2006, the Wetlands & Waterways Funding Work Group in 2004; and the Natural Resources subcommittee in 2006. He was the chair of the Natural Resources work group in 2004, was a member of the Agricultural Stewardship Commission from 2005–06, and has been a member of the Maryland Fire, Rescue and EMS Caucus since 2003. He has also been on the Maryland Rural Caucus and the Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus since 2003.

His efforts were recognized when he was selected as Deputy Minority Whip from 2003-06.

Legislative notes[edit]

  • voted against the Healthy Air Act in 2006 (SB154)[1]
  • voted for slots in 2005 (HB1361)[2]
  • voted against in-state tuition for illegal immigrants in 2007 (HB6)[3]

Election results[edit]

  • 2006 election for Maryland House of Delegates – District 7[2]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Richard Impallaria, Rep. 21,333   18.7%    Won
J. B. Jennings, Rep. 21,189   18.6%    Won
Pat McDonough, Rep. 23,184   20.3%    Won
Linda W. Hart, Dem. 17,122   20.3%    Lost
Jack Sturgill, Dem. 15,390   15.0%    Lost
Rebecca L. Nelson, Dem. 13,481   11.8%    Lost
Kim Fell, Green 2,307   2.0%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 83   0.1%    Lost
  • 2002 election for Maryland House of Delegates – District 7[3]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Richard Impallaria, Rep. 18,749   17.0%    Won
J. B. Jennings, Rep. 22,470   20.4%    Won
Pat McDonough, Rep. 20,869   18.9%    Won
Michael F. Linder, Libertarian 2.817   2.6%    Lost
Jack Sturgill, Dem. 15,390   15.0%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 80   0.1%    Lost

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Maryland State Board of Elections
  2. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Sept. 22, 2007
  3. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Sept. 22, 2007

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