|New York State Assembly District 42|
|1979 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||35|
|Per diem||$171/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
Her previous political experience includes assistant speaker pro tempore for the New York State Assembly and chairperson of the Majority Program Committee, New York State Assembly.
Jacobs earned her B.A. and M.A. from Brooklyn College.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Jacobs served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jacobs served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jacobs served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Ways and Means|
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012
Jacobs ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 42. She defeated Rodneyse Bichotte in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. She was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|New York State Assembly, District 42, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Rhoda Jacobs Incumbent||100%||31,891|
|New York State Assembly, District 42 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Rhoda Jacobs Incumbent||67.6%||3,923|
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010
|New York State Assembly, District 42 2010|
|Rhoda Jacobs (D)||15,363|
|Alan Kesler (R)||1,260|
On November 4, 2008, Jacobs won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 42, defeating opponent Alan Kesler (R).
Jacobs raised $56,493 for his campaign while Kesler raised $0.
|New York State Assembly, District 42 2008|
|Rhoda Jacobs (D)||25,108|
|Alan Kesler (R)||1,643|
Comprehensive donor information for Rhoda Jacobs is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Rhoda Jacobs raised a total of $588,035 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.
|Rhoda Jacobs's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New York State Assembly, District 42||$130,383|
|2010||New York State Assembly, District 42||$70,071|
|2008||New York State Assembly, District 42||$56,493|
|2006||New York State Assembly, District 42||$95,760|
|2004||New York State Assembly, District 42||$83,011|
|2002||New York State Assembly, District 42||$58,657|
|2000||New York State Assembly, District 42||$30,775|
|1998||New York State Assembly, District 42||$62,885|
|Grand Total Raised||$588,035|
2012Rhoda Jacobs won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Rhoda Jacobs raised a total of $130,383.
|New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Rhoda Jacobs's campaign in 2012|
|New York State Trial Lawyers||$8,200|
|1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East||$4,100|
|Real Estate Board of New York||$4,100|
|Jemal, David J||$4,000|
|Civil Service Employees Association||$4,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$130,383|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Jacobs received $70,071 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Rhoda Jacobs's campaign in 2010|
|Century 21 Department Stores||$5,000|
|Jemal, David J||$3,800|
|Brier, Pamela S||$2,500|
|Afscme District Council 37||$2,250|
|Total Raised in 2010||$70,071|
In 2008, a year in which Jacobs was up for election, she collected $56,493 in donations.
The major contributors were:
|Century 21 Department Stores of New Jersey LLC||$5,000|
|New York State United Teachers||$4,500|
|Friends of Sheldon Silver||$3,800|
|Three individual donations each of:||$2,000|
In 2012, Jacobs’ endorsements included the following:
- 32BJ/SEIU 
Jacobs and her husband, Jerome, have three children.
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- New York Assembly - Rep. Rhoda Jacobs
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Jacobs
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.
- ABC News, "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012
- New York Times NY state legislative election results
- Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York
- followthemoney.org, "Jacobs, Rhoda" Accessed September 24, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2008 contributions to Rhoda Jacobs
- New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
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