Mike Jacobs, Georgia Representative

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Mike Jacobs
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Georgia House of Representatives District 80
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2005 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sGeorgetown University
J.D.University of Georgia School of Law
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Mike Jacobs is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 80. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Jacobs changed parties, from Democrat to Republican, in June 2007.

Biography

Jacobs' professional experience includes working as an attorney with Hall, Booth, Smith and Slover, P.C., associate with Altson and Bird, attorney with Krevolin and Horst, and a paralegal.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Overview, Chair
Judiciary, Vice Chair
Budget and Fiscal Affairs Oversight
Insurance
Juvenile Justice
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jacobs served on the following committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Mike Jacobs, Georgia Representative endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014; a runoff election will take place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Michael J. "Mike" Jacobs defeated Catherine S. Bernard in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 80 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael J. Jacobs Incumbent 74.5% 2,398
Catherine S. Bernard 25.5% 820
Total Votes 3,218

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Jacobs ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 80. Jacobs ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. Sandy Murray ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4] Jacobs defeated Sandy Murray in the general election.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 80, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Jacobs Incumbent 100% 16,041
Total Votes 16,041

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Jacobs ran for re-election to the 80th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the July 20 primary. Jacobs defeated Sandy Murray in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives District 80 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Jacobs Incumbent 66% 7,818
     Democratic Sandy Murray 34% 4,034
Total Votes 11,852

2008

In 2008 Jacobs was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 80. Jacobs (R) finished with 11,080 votes while his opponent Michelle Conlon (I) finished with 5,347 votes.[7] Jacobs raised $167,396 for his campaign fund.[8]

  • Jacobs won this election as a candidate for the Republican Party after switching from the Democrat Party in 2007.
Georgia House of Representatives District 80 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Jacobs Incumbent 67.4% 11,080
     Democratic Sandy Murray 32.6% 5,347
Total Votes 16,427

2006

On November 7, 2006, Jacobs (D) won re-election to District 80 of the Georgia House of Representatives against Tom Elliott (R). [9]

  • Jacobs won re-election as a candidate for the Democrat Party.
Georgia House of Representatives District 80 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Jacobs Incumbent 65.7% 6,477
     Republican Tom Elliott 34.3% 3,387
Total Votes 9,864

2004

On November 2, 2004, Jacobs (D) won his first General Election to District 80 of the Georgia House of Representatives against J. Max Davis (R). [10]

  • Jacobs won this election as a candidate for the Democrat Party.
Georgia House of Representatives District 80 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Jacobs 51.2% 8,326
     Republican J Max Davis 48.8% 7,940
Total Votes 16,266

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jacobs is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Jacobs raised a total of $535,755 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[11]

Mike Jacobs's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 80 Won $62,788
2010 Georgia State House, District 80 Won $120,232
2008 Georgia State House, District 80 Won $167,396
2006 Georgia State House, District 80 Won $85,306
2004 Georgia State House, District 80 Won $100,033
Grand Total Raised $535,755

2012

Jacobs won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jacobs raised a total of $62,788.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Jacobs, Georgia Representative's campaign in 2012
Georgia Bankers Association$2,000
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$2,000
Mag Mutual Insurance$2,000
Watkins Lourie Roll & Chance$2,000
Georgia Association of Realtors$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$62,788
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Jacobs collected $120,232 in campaign contributions.[12] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Jacobs, Georgia Representative's campaign in 2010
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$3,400
Cmte To Elect Allen Peake$2,900
Cmte To Elect Randy Nix$2,400
Friends For Donna Sheldon$2,400
Edward Lindsey For State House 54 Cmte$2,400
Total Raised in 2010 $120,232

2008

In 2008, Jacobs collected $167,396 in campaign contributions.[13] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Eric Johnson for Senate $4,600
Strickland Brockington Lewis LLP $4,100
Resurgens Orthopaedics $3,850
David Shafer Senate Committee $3,000
Friends of Mark Burkhalter $2,800

Personal

Jacobs is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, Anti-Defamation League Southeast Region Board of Directors, Chamblee Area Business and Professional Coalition, Congregation Shearith Israel, Merry Hills Homeowners Association, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and the Red Clay Democrats Board of Directors.[14]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[15]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

2012

In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[16]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

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