1st Vice Chair
Jerry DeWolf was born and raised in Lyons NY, a small rural town in upstate NY. He graduated from the Lyons Jr Sn High School in 1999. Enlisting in the US Navy Submarine Force after high school, Jerry completed basic training and went through the Naval Nuclear Power Training Pipeline as a Nuclear trained electrician’s mate, and then was assigned to the USS Springfield (SSN-761), a Nuclear fast Attack Submarine. From July 2001, to October 2006, Jerry rose through the ranks and briefly served as Acting Electrical Division Chief. Jerry was honorably discharged after 8 years of service as an EM1(SS) or E-6, in July of 2007, and relocated to Keedysville Maryland.
Jerry was appointed to the Central Committee in November 2014, elected in 2018, and has served as Chairman from November 2016 until November of 2021. In November 2021, Jerry decided not to seek re-election as Chair, but did seek and won election as 1st Vice Chair of the Committee, essentially switching places with the current Chair Seth Wilson. Jerry has also served in several roles for congressional campaigns, and has volunteers for several others, as well as serving as the treasurer for the Republican Club. Jerry also served as the Chair of the MDGOP Credentials Committee from 2018 until 2021, and in 2019, was awarded the Maryland Republican Party Republican Man of the year award.
Jerry was a plaintiff in the US Supreme Court Case Benisek V Lamone also known as the Maryland Redistricting Case, which was decided in June 2019 against the plaintiffs.
Jerry is married to Chrystal DeWolf, and together they have three children; Eleanor, Evelyn, and Benjamin and reside in Keedysville Maryland. Jerry is a Christian and an avid history buff. Jerry works for Getinge Infection Control, Life Science Division performing electrical, and mechanical engineering for bio-containment applications at Fort Detrick Army Base.