From the office of Sen. Nancy Jacobs:
The Maryland State’s Attorney’s Association has just named Senator Nancy Jacobs, Minority Leader, (R-Cecil/Harford) as the Maryland Senate’s Legislator of the Year.
State’s Attorney’s from all 23 Maryland Counties and Baltimore City are gathered today in Ocean City for their Summer Conference. They have voted to honor Senator Jacobs for her many years of work in the Maryland General Assembly on issues involving crime fighting and prosecution.
State’s Attorney Joe Cassilly of Harford County, an officer of the State’s Attorney’s Association, says Senator Jacobs has been chosen as Legislator of the Year because she championed numerous bills that helped make it easier for prosecutors do their job bringing criminals to justice. He says Jacobs also uses her position as a member of the Judicial Proceedings Committee to help move crime fighting legislation towards passage.
Senator Nancy Jacobs is known for sponsoring the first gang legislation ever in Maryland which helped prosecutors better fight that type of organized crime. She also sponsored Jessica’s Law in Maryland which now requires mandatory minimum sentences for child sex offenders of 15 and 25 years behind bars.
Senator Jacobs says she is deeply honored to have been chosen by this statewide group of prosecutors and plans to do all she can to make sure they get the tools they need to keep criminals off the street.