I was surprised by the recent announcement from my Senator, the Honorable Nancy Jacobs, that after 20 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Harford County, she would not be seeking re-election for another term. I am proud to have had her as my representative in Annapolis, and she should be commended for her tireless efforts to help make a difference.
As a fierce defender of the Constitution, Nancy Jacobs supported the Second Amendment. She understood that this freedom needed to be upheld, as it was vital in defining our country, and it should not be infringed upon by our government. I also applaud her for fighting for Jessica's Law, which requires mandatory jail time for sex offenders. It is imperative that we protect our children, and it is crucial that predators be held accountable for their actions.
Throughout her tenure, Sen. Jacobs fought against the growth of big government, and voted against the 40 plus tax increases proposed by the current Democratic-controlled legislature. In doing so she defended the underprivileged, and Maryland's hard-working citizens – aiming to avoid the undue hardships which inevitably accompany such increases.
Twice she ran against former senator Art Helton and won the seat. Witnessing her courage and success was instrumental in giving me the confidence to run for office myself. I was fortunate enough to win my seat, and be given the opportunity to work tirelessly for the small business owner, the poor and needy, and all of the constituents of my district in Harford County. I hope to carry on Senator Jacob's legacy, and I am thankful for the chance to continue her fights.
I wish Sen. Nancy Jacobs a wonderful retirement, and thank her for her lifetime of service.
Del. Glen Glass
District 34, Eastern HarfordCopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun