Bradford Jacobsen

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Bradford Jacobsen
Michigan House of Representatives District 46
In office
January 1. 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
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
Bachelor'sMichigan State University, 1978
Date of birthJanuary 18, 1957
Place of birthOxford, MI
Office website
Campaign website
Bradford Jacobsen (b. January 18, 1957) is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 46 since January 1, 2011.

Jacobsen is the Vice President of Jacobsen's Flowers. He has served as an Oakland County Commissioner, Oxford Township trustee, past chair of the Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority, and was a member of the Oxford Emergency Safety Authority.

Jacobsen completed his B.A. in Political Economics and Business at the James Madison College at Michigan State University.


Campaign themes

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


  • 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. "


  • 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."


  • 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 The legislature in the last two years has already repealed or replaced over 400 antiquated, unrealistic, and job killing regulations.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. "

Committee assignments


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

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


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



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


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.

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

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Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Jacobsen raised $79,422 in contributions. [3]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Jacobsen, Bradford C $5,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $4,000
DTE Energy $1,000
Michigan Chamber Of Commerce $1,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan $1,000

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State


Rep. Brad Jacobsen
N-895 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909


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.[4]

January 2011 - March 2012

Bradford Jacobsen received a 75% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[4]


Jacobsen and his spouse Teri have three children.

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Preceded by
James Marleau (R)
Michigan House of Representatives District 46
Succeeded by