Naomi D. Jakobsson
|Naomi D. Jakobsson|
|Illinois House of Representatives District 103|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||11|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Illinois, 1977|
|Master's||University of Illinois, 1979|
|Birthday||September 28, 1941|
|Place of birth||Somerville, NJ|
|Profession||Recorder, Champaign County|
- 1 Committee assignments
- 2 Issues
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Recent news
- 7 External links
- 8 References
Jakobsson has been a Recorder for Champaign County, and Executive Director of the University Youth Women's Christian Association.
She is a member of the Champaign County Habitat for Humanity Board, Illinois Association of County Clerks and Recorders, and International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials and Treasurers.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jakobsson served on the following committees:
- Adoption Reform, Vice Chair
- Appropriations-Higher Education
- Elections & Campaign Reform
- Environmental Health
- Higher Education, Chair
- Human Services
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jakobsson served on the following committees:
- Adoption Reform
- Appropriations-Higher Education
- Elections & Campaign Reform
- Environmental Health
- Higher Education (Vice Chair)
- Human Services (Chair)
- Public Policy & Accountability
- Telecommunications (Vice Chair)
Jakobsson's campaign website lists the following issues:
- The State Budget
- Excerpt: "Nobody likes the Illinois state budget this year. The recession decimated tax revenues. Attempts to enhance revenues through a tax increase, although supported by Naomi, have stalled. As a consequence state services have been cut, and service providers have received payment months late. Throughout this period Naomi has worked hard to mitigate the effects of this situation on the 103rd district."
- Enabling Health and Dental Care
- Excerpt: "Naomi learned that dentists who were willing to donate free dental care to Medicaid-eligible individuals were required to go through the same burdensome paperwork as if they were to be reimbursed for the service. So she introduced and passed HB 5859 to remove the requirement. ...Naomi Jakobsson will continue to work for common sense streamlining of government, so that taxpayers get full value of services for the tax dollar, and the government will get out of the way of citizens who want to help each other."
- Foster Care Stipends
- Excerpt: "Naomi learned that Illinois courts were considering expense stipends from the state to foster parents as family income. So she introduced and passed HB 4684 which stipulates that such stipends are for the support of the child only and are not to be counted as general family income. Naomi Jakobsson will continue to work for fair treatment of all families in Illinois."
- Cadmium in Children’s Jewelry
- Excerpt: "Naomi learned that much childrens’ jewelry, especially imported from China, contained dangerously high levels of cadmium, a known carcinogen. So she introduced and passed HB 5040 which reduces allowable cadmium levels in childrens’ jewelry sold in Illinois to a level deemed safe by accepted pubic health standards. Naomi Jakobsson will continue to work for the safety of families and children in Illinois."
- Civil Rights
- Excerpt: "Naomi introduced and passed HB 898 and and HB 899 to provide to University employees the same rights as all citizens, specifically to attend political events in any public place and to communicate with their elected officials without oversight from their employer, in this case the University of Illinois. Naomi will continue to stand up for the civil rights of all residents of the 103rd district and throughout Illinois."
Jakobsson won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 103. Jakobsson was unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated Robert Meister (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 103, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Naomi D. Jakobsson Incumbent||69.2%||22,276|
Jakobsson's campaign website lists the following endorsements:
- Planned Parenthood of Illinois
- Personal PAC (pro-choice)
- Illinois Federation of Teachers
- Illinois Education Association
- Service Employees International Union Illinois Council
Jakobsson won re-election to the 103rd District seat against Republican Norman E. Davis. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 103 (2010)|
|Naomi D. Jakobsson (D)||14,302||62.63%|
|Norman E. Davis (R)||8,534||37.37%|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Naomi Jakobsson won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 103 receiving 28,252 votes, ahead of Republican Frank Calabrese who received 11,132 votes.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 103 (2008)|
|Naomi D. Jakobsson (D)||28,252|
|Frank Calabrese (R)||11,132|
On November 7, 2006, Democrat Naomi Jakobsson won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 103 receiving 14,535 votes ahead of Republican Rex Bradfield (7,283 votes), and Tom Abram (Green) who received 2,838 votes.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 103 (2006)|
|Naomi D. Jakobsson (D)||14,535|
|Rex A. Bradfield (R)||7,283|
|Tom Abram (G)||2,838|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Jakobsson collected $90,114 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:
|Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Naomi D. Jakobsson's campaign in 2010|
|Illinois Democratic Party||$31,429|
|Downstate Democratic Caucus||$12,000|
|Service Employees Healthcare Illinois Indiana||$10,750|
|Illinois State Conference Of Electrical Workers||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$90,114|
In 2008, Jakobsson collected $64,983 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.
|Illinois Democratic Party||$17,347|
|Southern Central Illinois Laborers District Council||$2,500|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||$2,250|
|Illinois State Medical Society||$2,000|
|Illinois Education Association||$2,000|
Illinois Opportunity Project
The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its Legislative Vote Card, grading all members in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."
Jakobsson received a score of 25.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 10th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.
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- Campaign Website
- Campaign Facebook page
- Campaign Twitter account
- Illinois General Assembly - Representative Naomi D. Jakobsson (D) 103rd District
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Illinois House Democrats - Naomi D. Jakobsson
- Naomi Jakobsson campaign site
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Jakobsson
- Naomi Jakobsson, "Issues," accessed October 25, 2012
- Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
- Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013
- Naomi Jakobsson, "Endorsements," accessed October 25, 2012
- Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results
- Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2006
- Follow the money - Illinois House 2010 donors
- Jakobsson Campaign Donors
- Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
- Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013
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