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Bradford Jacobsen

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Bradford Jacobsen
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 46
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Prior offices
Trustee, Oxford Township
1984-2000
Education
Bachelor'sMichigan State University, 1978
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 18, 1957
Place of birthOxford, Michigan
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bradford Jacobsen (b. January 18, 1957) is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 46. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Jacobsen has served as an Oakland County Commissioner, Oxford Township trustee, chair of the Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority and a member of the Oxford Emergency Safety Authority.

Biography

Jacobsen earned his B.A. in Political Economics and Business from the James Madison College at Michigan State University. His professional experience includes working as the Vice President of Jacobsen's Flowers.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Jacobsen's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Budgets

  • Excerpt: "We have eliminated our 'structural deficit' and are focused on providing high quality services at the lowest cost. Every taxpayer deserves to have their tax dollars respected and pledge to make sure that happens."

Government Reform

  • Excerpt: "Late in 2011, I sponsored and passed a bill to amend Michigan's 100 year old Worker's Compensation System (House Bill 5002). This bill has allowed for modernization of the state agency that runs Worker's Compensation including electronic record keeping, better transparency, and faster claims processing."

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "I know that when businesses pay less in taxes they hire and retain more employees. I was very happy to eliminate the MBT as your State Representative."

Roads

  • Excerpt: "I will continue to work with the Dept. of Transportation and legislatively to create cost saving reforms and institute best practices."

Regulatory Reform

  • Excerpt: "With every regulation comes another burden to business. The legislature in the last two years has already repealed or replaced over 400 antiquated, unrealistic, and job killing regulations. It is my hope that we can continue this trend and make Michigan have common sense in regulation."

Voting record details

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Jacobsen served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Education
Energy and Technology
Government Operations, Vice-chair
Judiciary
Transportation and Infrastructure

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jacobsen served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Jacobsen won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 46. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Daniel Sargent (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 46, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBradford Jacobsen Incumbent 63.7% 27,764
     Democratic Daniel Sargent 36.3% 15,810
Total Votes 43,574

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Jacobsen won election to the District 46 seat in 2010. He defeated Daniel Myslakowski and Gary Warner in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated David Lillis (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3][4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 46 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Bradford Jacobsen (R) 24,363
David Lillis (D) 9,241

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jacobsen is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Jacobsen raised a total of $121,961 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[5]

Bradford Jacobsen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 46 Won $42,539
2010 Michigan State House, District 46 Won $79,422
Grand Total Raised $121,961

2012

Jacobsen won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jacobsen raised a total of $42,539.

2010

Jacobsen won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Jacobsen raised a total of $79,422.

Scorecards

Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[6]

January 2011 - March 2012

Bradford Jacobsen received a 75% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[6]

Personal

Jacobsen and his wife, Teri, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Marleau (R)
Michigan House of Representatives District 46
2011–present
Succeeded by
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