Ken Jacobsen

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Ken Jacobsen
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Washington State Senate District 46
Former senator
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Senator
Ken Jacobsen was a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate. He represented District 46 from 1998-2010. Senator Jacobsen was first elected in 1982 to the Washington House of Representatives. He served in the House from 1983 to 1996.[1]

On May 17, 2010, Jacobsen announced he would not be seeking re-election, in part due to health problems.[2]

Jacobsen attended both the University of Washington and Christchurch Teachers' College, New Zealand.

Committee assignments

While a member of the Washington State Senate, Jacobsen served on the following committees:



Senator Jacobsen did not run for re-election in 2010.[3]


In November 2006, Jacobsen was re-elected for the 46th District of the Washington State Senate receiving 41,948 votes.

Jacobsen raised $115,963 for his campaign.[4]

Washington State Senate, District 46 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ken Jacobsen (D) 41,948
Brian Travis (R) 7,839

Campaign donors

In 2006, Jacobsen collected $115,963 in donations.

Listed below are the top four contributors to his campaign.[5]

Donor Amount
Avista Corp. $1,400
Washington State Patrol Troopers Association $1,400
Public School Employees of Washington $1,400
Washington Council of Police & Sheriff $1,400


Jacobsen is married to Rachel, a native of New Zealand, and he has two grown daughters.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Washington Senate District 46
Succeeded by
Scott White