Endorsed by Governor Bob Ehrlich, Senator Larry Haines, Senator Joe Getty, Delegate Jacob Yingling and Mayor Perry Jones, Jr.!

Only State's Attorney Candidate to Receive "A+" from Carroll County Sportsmen's Association for Support of 2nd Amendment!

Overwhelmingly supported by current and retired Police Officers and Troopers!





Unlike his opponent, Jerry didn’t move to Carroll County 2 years ago to satisfy a residency requirement to run for office.  He has lived in Carroll County his entire life, and is a 5th generation Carroll County resident.

Experience & Dedication

Unlike his opponent, Jerry is NOT experienced at helping hundreds of criminal defendants and countless drunk and drugged drivers beat their charges. Instead, Jerry’s experience comes from more than 36 years of dedicated service as a prosecutor and nearly 20 years as Carroll County’s elected State’s Attorney.

When it comes to keeping us safe, Jerry knows what the citizens of Carroll County want, need and deserve.

Safety & Security

Every year for the past 7 years, Carroll County has been Maryland’s safest and most secure county according to FBI and official Maryland State statistics, and preliminary data suggests that 2013 was our best year since 1986.

Results like this don't occur by accident. This has only been achieved by unparalleled cooperation between the State’s Attorney’s Office and all of our state and local law enforcement agencies, cooperation that has been a hallmark of Jerry’s nearly 20 years in office.


Jerry is not a politician, but a tried, tested, and experienced leader, who runs his office guided by the principles of honesty, integrity, and humility.

Under Jerry’s direction over the last 20 years, the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office has become well-known throughout the region for aggressive, but fair, prosecution of criminal defendants.

- Results, not rhetoric. Solutions, not controversy. -

A message from Jerry Barnes:

It has been my distinct honor and privilege to serve you, the citizens of Carroll County, as your elected State’s Attorney since 1994.  During my 36 years as a prosecutor and my nearly 20 years in office, I have worked diligently to build close relationships with the various law enforcement agencies of our county.  As a result, Carroll County is Maryland’s safest county according to the most recent FBI crime statistics, and is a model county for public safety.  I believe that there is no greater place to live.  In fact, my family has lived in Carroll County for five generations.

Experience is the most important quality for a state’s attorney to be successful.  Not experience defending criminals, but experience prosecuting thousands of them. Experience is critical, because the job requires constantly making tough decisions that will impact people for the rest of their lives. These decisions aren’t always popular, but must be made regardless of political or other consequences. While an inexperienced person might waiver or, worse yet, make the wrong decision, my 36 years as a prosecutor and 20 years as Carroll County State’s Attorney have given me the experience to fairly and efficiently confront any challenges head-on.

Preserving the safety of the citizens of Carroll County takes hard work and vigilance. Working together, we can keep Carroll County a great place to live. As always, I am deeply thankful for your continued support.





Authority Jerry F. Barnes, Candidate
Susan Bonner-Newland, CPA, Treasurer
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