Mike Jacobs, Illinois Senator

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Mike Jacobs
Mike Jacobs.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 36
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 12, 2013
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Website Senate website
Mike Jacobs is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate. Jacobs has served in the Illinois Senate since 2005. Jacobs was re-elected in November of 2008 with his term expiring in 2012. Before becoming a Senator, Jacobs was a Downstate Liaison for Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White.

Jacobs graduated from Illinois-Springfield with his Bachelor's Degree in Political Studies and his Master's in Political Science from West Florida.

Committee assignments

Jacobs serves on these committees:



On November 4, 2008, Democrat Mike Jacobs won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 36 receiving 55,448 votes, ahead of Republican Michael Bertelsen who received 38,882 votes.[2]

Illinois State Senate, District 36 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Jacobs (D) 55,448
Michael Bertelsen (R) 38,882

Campaign Donors


In 2008, Jacobs collected $403,546 in donations.[3]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Illinois Senate Democratic Fund $40,000
Friends of Clayborne $20,000
Illinois State Medical Society $17,574
MidAmerican Energy $13,500
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $11,000
Illinois Education Association $8,500
AFSCME Illinois Council 31 $7,800
Ameren $6,500
Illinois Health Care Association $6,250
Unicare Life Insurance $6,000
John Deere & Co. $6,000
Altria $5,750
AT&T $5,000
Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois $5,000
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois $5,000
Silverstein for Senator $5,000
Multi Player Gaming Technologies $5,000
Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association $4,500
Humana $4,500
Operating Engineers Local 150 $4,000

District 36

Jacobs represents Illinois Senate District 36. District 36 includes the Quad Cities Area and the City of Moline[4].


Mike is married to Beth Wendt. They have one child and reside in Moline, Illinois.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Illinois Senate District 36
Succeeded by