Jay Jalisi is an American politician who is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates. Dr. Jalisi is graduate of Johns Hopkins University. He is a medical doctor and has co-authored numbers medical research papers and two medical textbooks. He was first elected to the House of Delegates in 2015. Later that year Jalisi had his committee assignments changed after a judge issued a protective order against him. In March 2019 Jalisi was disciplined by the House Ethics Committee for the poor treatment of his staff. In the Maryland General Assembly he has passed legislation related to increasing state funding for homeless shelters, providing student loan assistance for children from foster care system. In 2016, he was appointed by the Speaker of the Maryland General Assembly to a Task Force to work on Juvenile Justice Reforms and the findings of the Task Force were approved by the Governor of Maryland the same year. Among Jalisi's sponsored legislation to have been enacted was a law making assaulting a firefighters or other first responders a felony. Jalisi is a candidate in the 2020 Maryland 7th congressional district special election to fill out the term of the late Elijah Cummings, and in the overlapping regular 2020 election for the same congressional seat.