Tom Jacobson

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Tom Jacobson
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Montana House of Representatives, District 21
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
ProfessionExecutive director
Office website
Campaign website
Tom Jacobson is a Democratic member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Jacobson served on the following committees:

Montana Committee Assignments, 2015
Human Services
Fish, Wildlife and Parks


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Jacobson served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Jacobson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Safe, Healthy Neighborhoods
I support keeping our neighborhoods safe and healthy for our families to thrive. As your representative I will work to keep dangerous criminals behind bars and away from our children and homes. We also need access to basic services such as police, fire fighters, and emergency medical services. These are basic needs every community relies on and I will strive to keep them strong and responsive.
Smart, Responsible Government
As the director of a 44 year old statewide organization, I understand the importance of sound financial management. We need to look at smarter and more efficient ways to spend our tax dollars. Everything we spend our government resources on should be looked at as an investment in the people who live and work here. I will also make certain those who use our state and drain our resources pay their fair share to ensure a sustainable future for our families.
Quality Education for our Children and the Future of our State
The greatest asset we have in this state is our children. To ensure the future for our children we must ensure they have access to the best education. We must recruit and retain the best teachers and maintain the best environment for our children to learn and grow. To attract good jobs we need a talented and educated workforce.
Good Paying Jobs and a Strong Economy
The future of our state and the well being of our citizens depend on a strong and vibrant economy. Every day I help hard working folks overcome the impacts of our sluggish economy and financial hardships. I am committed to building and supporting local Montana businesses to provide quality jobs for our community. Small business accounts for 70% of private sector employment in the state and we must focus our resources on their growth and security before we chase after speculative projects.
Access to Our Public Land and Water
As an avid outdoorsman, I love and respect the land that makes Montana a great place to live. Hunting, fishing, and accessing our back country is part of our heritage and an important part of our lives. Unfortunately, every year rich landowners and out of state special interests try and lock Montanans out of state and federal lands. In the last session they even tried to reclassify rivers and streams as ditches to keep local anglers out. I am committed to keeping our land accessible and open for all Montanans to enjoy.
Responsible, Productive Management of Our Natural Resources
Clean air and open spaces are critical to the lives of all of us and we have a responsibility to ensure that our land and waters are kept pristine. Too often large corporations and environments groups try to control the Montana landscape. As your representative, I will ensure the people who live here have a voice. I believe we need a balanced approach that preserves and protects our land and resources while providing economic opportunity and jobs.



See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Montana House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014; minor party and independent candidates had until June 2, 2014, to file. District 25 incumbent Tom Jacobson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Cleve Loney was unopposed in the Republican primary. Jacobson defeated Loney in the general election. Incumbent Jean Price (D) ran in District 24.[1][2]

Montana House of Representatives, District 21 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Jacobson Incumbent 53.9% 1,898
     Republican Cleve Loney 46.1% 1,625
Total Votes 3,523


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Jacobson won election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 25. Jacobson ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated incumbent Cleve Loney (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Montana House of Representatives, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Jacobson 50.7% 2,571
     Republican Cleve Loney Incumbent 49.3% 2,497
Total Votes 5,068

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jacobson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Jacobson raised a total of $11,012 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 8, 2013.[5]

Tom Jacobson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 25 Won $11,012
Grand Total Raised $11,012


Jacobson won election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jacobson raised a total of $11,012.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Cleve Loney (R)
Montana House of Representatives District 25
Succeeded by