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Elizabeth Jacobs

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Elizabeth Jacobs
Iowa Utilities Board
In office
May 1, 2011 - Present
Term ends
April 30, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$125,008
Elections and appointments
Last election2006
Campaign $$176,608
AppointedFebruary 28, 2011
Appointed byGov. Terry Branstad (R)
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska – Lincoln
Master'sDrake University
Place of birthLincoln, Nebraska
Office website
Elizabeth Jacobs is Chair of the Iowa Utilities Board.[1] The board is composed of three members. Jacobs current serves alongside Nick Wagner and Sheila Tipton.

Before being named to the Iowa Utilities Board in 2011, Jacobs was president of The Jacobs Group, LLC, a consulting firm.

Her political background includes seven terms in the Iowa House of Representatives, from 1994 to 2008. During that time she served as Majority Whip for seven years and was on the Commerce, State Government and Appropriations Committees.[1]


Jacobs has worked in the telecommunications, non-profit, and financial services industries.

She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Nebraska and a Master's of Public Administration from Drake University.

Jacobs is a former Iowa state legislator and president of a consulting firm. The latter role directly preceded her appointment to the Iowa Utilities Board by Gov. Terry Branstad in Feb. 2011.


  • BA, political science, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Master's of Public Administration, Drake University

Political career

Iowa Utilities Board (2011-present)

Jacobs has served as a member of the Iowa Utilities Board since 2011. She will serve as chair from May 1, 2011 to April 30, 2013, and her term will expire on April 30, 2017.[2] She serves alongside Nick Wagner and Sheila Tipton.

Iowa House of Representatives (1994-2008)

Jacobs was a member of the Iowa House of Representatives from 1994-2008.



Jacobs was appointed to the Iowa Utilities Board by Gov. Terry Branstad (R) on February 28, 2011.[2]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jacobs is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Jacobs raised a total of $176,608 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[3]

Elizabeth Jacobs's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2006 Iowa State House District 60 Won $57,574
2004 Iowa State House District 60 Won $39,828
2002 Iowa State House District 60 Won $28,809
2000 Iowa State House District 74 Won $26,256
1998 Iowa State House District 74 Won $24,141
Grand Total Raised $176,608

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