Jeff Jacobson (politician)

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Jeff Jacobson
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 6th district
In office
January 3, 2001-October 31, 2008
Preceded by Chuck Horn
Succeeded by Peggy Lehner
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 40th district
In office
June 17, 1992-December 31, 2000
Preceded by Russ Guerra
Succeeded by Arlene Setzer
Personal details
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Catherine
Profession attorney

Jeff Jacobson was a Republican member of the Ohio Senate, representing the 6th District starting in 2001. Previously he was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1992 until 2000.

After easily winning reelection to the Senate in 2004, Senator Jacobson was elected to the No. 2 spot as President Pro Tempore serving under Senator Bill Harris. During his sixteen years in public service, he enacted legislation on topics as diverse as education reform, tax policy, criminal justice, nursing home reimbursement formulas, election and campaign finance law, the abolition of predatory mortgage lending and the regulation of payday lending, collective bargaining and prevailing wage law, and electric utility re-regulation.

Since resigning his seat due to term limits, Jacobson has worked as a strategist, consultant, and policy expert for a range of business and non-profit clients. He is President of Strategic Insight Group, Ltd., a consulting and governmental relations firm serving private, public, and non-profit clients interested in impacting public policy development and state governmental decision-making in Ohio. He also served as member of the State Medical Board (2008–09), and currently serves on the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (2009–present), both appointed by former Governor Ted Strickland.

Jacobson graduated cum laude with a B.A. from Yale University and received his J.D. summa cum laude from The University of Dayton.

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