Press Releases

FOP Lodge #8 Endorses Jack Bailey

Annette Woodell - President

As President and on behalf of the men and women of the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 8, it is ourpleasure and honor to stand with you and offer our endorsement in support of your 2018 election campaign forSenator of District 29. The FOP Lodge 8 is one of the Lodges that serve the officers of the Maryland Natural Resources Police.

Your support and work over the last 31 years as an FOP member and for the men and women of law enforcement is commendable. Your dedication and commitment to the Ma ryland Natural Resources Police andthe citizens of Maryland during your 30-year career is a significant accomplishment.

The Maryland Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 8 is proud to endorse you in your candidacy for State Senate District 29. We thank you and look forward to working with you in the future.


State FOP Endorses Jack

Vince Canales - President

As President and on behalf of the over 21,000 men and women of the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police, it is our pleasure and honor to stand with you and offer our endorsement in support of your 2018 election campaign for Senator of District 29.

Your support and commitment to law enforcement and the rights of the men and women of law enforcement is greatly appreciated. Your dedication and career in public safety has not gone unnoticed by the members of the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police and certainly will not go unnoticed by the residents of Maryland.

The Maryland Fraternal Order of Police is proud and honored to offer you its strongest endorsement and support. We thank you for your service and look forward to working with you in the future.


Dr. Geary Endorses Jack Bailey

MECHANICSVILLE, MD

Dr. Daniel Geary, a Leonardtown resident, withdrew from the District 29 Senate race Thursday. Instead, he has chosen to endorse Jack Bailey, a retired Maryland Natural Resources Police Sergeant and long-time St. Mary’s County resident. “After talking with Jack, I came to the conclusion that we both wanted the same things,” Geary said. “St. Mary’s and Calvert counties need a senator who will work with Governor Hogan. Jack Bailey is that candidate and that’s why he has my vote and my support.” “I am extremely grateful to receive Dr. Geary’s endorsement,” Bailey stated. “I truly look forward to working with him to give the citizens of St. Mary’s and Calvert a real voice in the senate.”


Jack Bailey Announces Run For State Senate

MECHANICSVILLE, MD

Jack Bailey, a St. Mary’s County resident and retired Maryland Natural Resources Police Sergeant, filed his candidacy for State Senate in District 29, which encompasses all of St. Mary’s County and the southern tip of Calvert County. He will face off against Senator Stephen Waugh, a Calvert County resident, in the Republican primary race. “St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties deserve a Senator who will work as a full-time ally to Governor Larry Hogan and support the Governor’s common sense agenda,” said Bailey. “Unfortunately, my opponent has too often voted against the interests of our district and all of Maryland. We need a new voice.” Bailey specifically pointed to his opponent’s vote to override Governor Hogan’s veto of legislation that would have prohibited colleges from asking about criminal history on student applications, and his support for a bill that would allow foreign election observers into polling places. “The safety of our students in our schools and on campuses must be a top priority. But my opponent, the only Republican to break with Governor Hogan on the bill, decided to join the liberals in Annapolis prohibiting colleges from inquiring about violent criminal history when considering applicants,” said Bailey. “That makes our dormitories and campuses less safe, and it defies common sense.” Bailey also took exception to his opponent’s recent vote in committee to support a bill sponsored by Montgomery County Democratic Senator Cheryl Kagan that would have invited foreign officials into polling places to monitor our elections. “At a time when we need to be increasing security around our elections, my opponent voted to invite foreign nationals into our polling places” said Bailey. “That’s the wrong direction.” Bailey retired from the Maryland Natural Resources Police in 2017 after 30 years of service. He is now an instructor and coach for the International Conservation Chiefs Academy where he is tasked with training conservation officers from around the world on how to combat international and domestic illegal wildlife trafficking. He also serves as president of the Maryland Wildlife Crime Stoppers, a charitable organization to increase public participation in combating wildlife crimes.