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SOMD Update with Senator Bailey and Delegate Crosby
June 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
The Pax Partnership presents –
Southern MD Update with Senator Jack Bailey & Delegate Brian Crosby
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 9 – 10 a.m. | Webinar
Hear what is happening in southern Maryland from Senator Bailey and Delegate Crosby. They will provide general updates as well as those related to impacts of COVID-19. Both Sen. Bailey and Del. Crosby have been proactive in keeping the SOMD community informed on updates from Governor Hogan and the MD State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Karen Salmon.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Senator Jack Bailey is a lifelong Marylander and the Bailey family has ties to Southern Maryland for several generations. Born in Elkton, Jack’s family returned to St. Mary’s County in 1970 where his father, John D. Bailey, Jr., worked as an attorney, State’s Attorney, and Public Defender. His mother, Jane Bailey, taught school and after her retirement continued tutoring students and taught the art of quilting. Jack attended both Calverton and Father Andrew White schools before graduating from St. Mary’s Ryken High School in 1983. He attended Mt. St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, but left after his freshman year to work construction and eventually purchased a farm adjacent to his parents. He continued to further his education at Charles and Prince George’s Community Colleges. Jack returned to school at Johns Hopkins University and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Management in 2013 and followed with a Master’s degree in Management in 2014.
In 1987, Jack joined the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) and upon graduating from the Police Academy, was assigned to the patrol boat “Severn” stationed in Solomons Island. Throughout his career, Jack worked in both Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties in both inland and marine patrol assignments. As he continued his career with NRP, Jack assumed responsibilities on a more state wide 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, Jack 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. Upon Jack’s retirement in 2017, after 30 years of service to the State of Maryland, he joined the International Conservation Chiefs Academy (ICCA) to coach and teach police officers from developing countries adaptive leadership. Jack 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.
Delegate Brian Crosby is the son of William, a grocery store executive who worked his way up from his original position as a bag boy, and Elizabeth, an intensive care nurse. The eldest of five siblings, Bill and Liz raised Brian Catholic in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania. He attended Drexel University on a combined athletic scholarship for rowing and an academic scholarship. After Drexel, Brian earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Western Michigan Law School in Lansing, Michigan and subsequently joined the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar Associations. Like 40 million other Americans, Brian faced the hardships of student debt (at one point, his student debt amounted to over $165,000). He understands the financial hardships of middle-class families and seeks to close the socioeconomic gaps in our state by creating stronger educational opportunities without drowning our future generations in debt.
Brian’s distinguished military career began in 2011 as a Distinguished Military Graduate of the US Army’s Officer Candidate School. After commissioning, Brian completed the Infantry Officer Leadership Course, Ranger School, and Airborne School. He deployed for nine months to Afghanistan while stationed in Vicenza, Italy with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Brian then served in the 3rd Ranger Battalion as the sniper platoon leader and targeting officer over two additional deployments to Afghanistan. During his service, Brian earned the Bronze Star, two Army Commendation Medals, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Expert Infantry Badge, and the Ranger Tab. Brian remains committed to service and currently serves as a Captain in the Maryland Army National Guard. Currently, Brian is the Southern Maryland Representative and Deputy Director for the Maryland Veterans Council. He volunteers his time with youth and veterans’ organizations within St. Mary’s County. He is also a member of VFW Chapter 2632 and American Legion Post 255.
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