Broyce Jacobs

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Broyce G. Jacobs
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
March 12, 2001 – November 22, 2004
Preceded byRon Hierath
Succeeded byPaul Hinman
In office
March 3, 2008 – April 23, 2012
Preceded byPaul Hinman
Succeeded byGary Bikman
Personal details
Born (1940-07-29) July 29, 1940 (age 78)
Cardston, Alberta, Canada
Political partyProgressive Conservative
ResidenceMountain View, Alberta
Alma materBrigham Young University
Occupationrancher and politician

Broyce G. Jacobs (born July 29, 1940) is a Canadian politician and was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the constituency of Cardston-Taber-Warner as a Progressive Conservative.

Early life[edit]

Jacobs was born in Cardston, Alberta in 1940.[1] He graduated with a degree in business management from Brigham Young University in 1967, focusing on banking and financing with minors in economics and accounting.

Political career[edit]

Jacobs first ran for a seat to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in the 1979 Alberta general election as a candidate for Social Credit. He ran in the electoral district of Cardston, mounting a strong challenge to incumbent John Thompson but was unable to defeat him.[2]

Jacobs ran for the Progressive Conservative nomination in a convention held on February 12, 1986 in the town of Magrath. He was defeated by Jack Ady who would go on to win the district.[3]

In the 2008 Alberta general election, Jacobs was elected to his second term, representing Cardston-Taber-Warner. He currently sits on the Private Bills Committee, the Public Accounts Committee and the Standing Committee on Public Safety and Services. On September 16, 2009, Jacobs was named Parliamentary Assistant for Agriculture and Rural Development.

Jacobs first entered provincial politics in 2001 Alberta general election, during that term he chaired the Health Information Act Review Committee and sat on several other committees.

In the 2004 Alberta general election, Jacobs lost by a 129-vote margin to Paul Hinman, a then-Alberta Alliance party member. He regained his seat in the Legislature in 2008, with a 38-vote margin over Hinman, leader of the Wildrose Alliance Party, shutting the party out of the Legislature in an election where the Progressive Conservatives took 72 of the 83 seats provincewide.

Before entering provincial politics, Jacobs served as a councillor for 18 years in the Municipal District of Cardston. He was a reeve for 17 of those years. As a municipal politician, Jacobs sat on numerous committees and task forces. He was a director of the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties for four years and president of the Foothills-Little Bow association, which represents the 11 municipal districts and counties in southern Alberta.

Personal life[edit]

Jacobs lives with his wife Linda in Mountain View, Alberta, where they operate a cattle ranch with their son Troy. The couple has eight adult children. Jacobs has coached basketball and baseball, and served on the local recreation board.[4]

Election results[edit]

Alberta general election, 2001: Cardston-Taber-Warner
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Broyce Jacobs 5,256 53.63% −5.55%
Alberta First John Reil 2,557 26.09%
Liberal Ron Hancock 1,747 17.83% 0.95%
New Democratic Suzanne Sirias 240 2.45% −3.50%
Total 9,800
Rejected, spoiled and declined 21
Eligible electors / Turnout 18,470 53.17%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing −15.82%
Source: "Cardston-Taber-Warner Official Results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 9, 2010.
2004 Alberta general election results ( Cardston-Taber-Warner ) Turnout 46.7%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Alberta Alliance Paul Hinman 3,885 44.0%
     Progressive Conservative Broyce Jacobs 3,756 42.5%
     Liberal Paula Shimp 783 8.9%
Green Lindsay Ferguson 225 2.5%
     NDP Luann Bannister 185 2.1%
2008 Alberta general election results ( Cardston-Taber-Warner ) Turnout 47.8%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Broyce Jacobs 4,374 46.0%
Wildrose Alliance Paul Hinman 4,325 45.5%
     Liberal Ron Hancock 436 4.6%
     NDP Suzanne Sirias 190 2.0%
Green William Turner 180 1.9%


  1. ^ Biographies of Members - Legislative Assembly of Alberta, 25th Legislature. Legislative Assembly of Alberta. December 2001. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. ^ Mardon, Ernest; Mardon, Austin (1993). Alberta Election Results 1882–1992. Documentary Heritage Society of Alberta. p. 50.
  3. ^ Brigham Young Card (1990). The Mormon presence in Canada. University of Alberta Press. p. 270. ISBN 0-88864-212-1.
  4. ^ "Jacobs' Legislative Assembly of Alberta biography".