Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Senator Jack Bailey is a lifelong Marylander who was raised in St. Mary’s County working on various family farms growing Christmas trees, sweet corn, strawberries, and helping with tobacco. He also spent many hours on the water crabbing and fishing. After working in construction, Senator Bailey joined the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP). Throughout his career, he worked in both Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties in both inland and marine patrol assignments. As Senator Bailey continued his career with NRP, he assumed responsibilities on a more statewide level which allowed him to propose changes to laws and regulations to protect Maryland’s great natural resources. In the latter part of his career, he worked closely with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Department of Justice on several cases to prosecute individuals taking advantage of Maryland’s natural resources. During this time, Senator Bailey returned to school at Johns Hopkins University and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Management followed by a Master’s degree in Management. After 30 years of service to the State of Maryland, he joined the International Conservation Chiefs Academy (ICCA) to coach and teach adaptive leadership to police officers from developing countries. Senator Bailey also serves as the President of the Maryland Wildlife Crime Stoppers, Inc., which is a non-profit organization working to raise funds to help combat conservation crimes in the State of Maryland. In 2018, Senator Bailey was elected as the State Senator representing District 29, which includes St. Mary’s County and part of Calvert County. He currently serves on the Budget & Taxation Committee and as the Senate Chair of the Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus. In the 2021 Legislative Session, Senator Bailey sponsored legislation to codify the right to fish and hunt in Maryland which passed the General Assembly and became law. Senator Bailey is also a hunter safety instructor and a committee member of his local Ducks Unlimited and National Wild Turkey Federation chapters. Senator Bailey and his wife Karin have two children and reside on their family’s farm in Mechanicsville.