Kristin Jacobs

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Kristin Jacobs
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Florida House of Representatives, District 96
In office
November 18, 2014 - Present
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 1
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Office website
Campaign website
Kristin Jacobs is a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 96. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


Jacobs served as Broward County Vice Mayor from 2011 to present and as Broward County Commissioner from 1998 to present.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2015
Local & Federal Affairs


Campaign themes


Jacobs' website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Standing up for hard working middle-class families
  • Fighting for better public schools
  • Protecting our environment
  • Ensuring Equal Rights for All
  • Protecting a Woman's right to choose
  • Standing up for those who have no voice
  • Saying "no" to the right-wing Tea Party agenda.[2][3]



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Kristin Jacobs defeated Steven M. Perman in the Democratic primary and defeated Ronald Bray (I) in the general election.[4][5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 96 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKristin Jacobs 76.3% 4,416
Steven Perman 23.7% 1,374
Total Votes 5,790


See also: Florida's 22nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Jacobs ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 22nd District. Jacobs was defeated by Lois Frankel in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[6]

U.S. House, Florida District 22 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLois Frankel 61.4% 18,431
Kristin Jacobs 38.6% 11,600
Total Votes 30,031

Politico listed the 22nd District race between Lois Frankel and Patrick Murphy as one of the five primaries to watch in 2012.[7] However, Patrick Murphy decided to run in the 18th District rather than the 22nd District.



In 2012, Jacobs' endorsements included the following:[8]

  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 728
  • National Association of Police Organizations
  • State Representative Martin David Kiar
  • Councilor Stella G. Jordan
  • UNITE HERE, the region’s first responders, police, and firefighters
  • United Transportation Union
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)


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Political offices
Preceded by
James Waldman (D)
Florida House of Representatives District 96
Succeeded by