Kelly Schulz Selects Dr. Jeff Woolford As Running Mate

February 22, 2022

Today, Maryland gubernatorial candidate Kelly Schulz officially filed paperwork with the Maryland State Board of Elections to run for governor with her running mate, Dr. Jeff Woolford.

Woolford, a Sykesville native and graduate of Westminster High School, has an impressive resume of service to both the state of Maryland and the United States of America.

“Today is an exciting day for our campaign as we introduce Marylanders to our next lieutenant governor, Jeff Woolford,” said Kelly Schulz. “Jeff’s professional experience, personal character, and life story make him extremely qualified to serve as our next lieutenant governor. I look forward to working with him in helping Maryland be safe, steady, and prosperous.”

During his over 30 years serving in the United States Air Force as a fighter pilot and flight surgeon, Woolford received his bachelor’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a Master of Public Health, and a Master of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University. In his service to this nation, Woolford was deployed to Afghanistan and served in tours of duty in the United Kingdom, Germany, and South Korea. He is currently a Lt. Colonel in the Maryland Air National Guard.

“It is a tremendous honor to be part of this ticket and to run alongside Kelly Schulz as we continue to work toward a brighter future for all Marylanders,” said Jeff Woolford. “I’m humbled by the opportunity and look forward to meeting with voters in every corner of the state. Over the last seven years, Maryland has made a lot of progress and I am committed to making sure we continue in the same direction.”

In addition to his military service, Woolford founded a small business and worked in the Hogan administration in multiple roles. Woolford was the chief of staff at the Maryland Department of Human Services and more recently served as the top doctor in the Maryland Air National Guard and played an instrumental role with the Department of Health in the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jeff currently resides in Sykesville, Maryland with his wife Nicole, son Wyatt, and daughter Phaedra.