Broyce G. Jacobs
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
March 12, 2001 – November 22, 2004
|Preceded by||Ron Hierath|
|Succeeded by||Paul Hinman|
March 3, 2008 – April 23, 2012
|Preceded by||Paul Hinman|
|Succeeded by||Gary Bikman|
|Born||July 29, 1940|
Cardston, Alberta, Canada
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Residence||Mountain View, Alberta|
|Alma mater||Brigham Young University|
|Occupation||rancher 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.
Jacobs was born in Cardston, Alberta in 1940. 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Alberta general election, 2001: Cardston-Taber-Warner|
|Progressive Conservative||Broyce Jacobs||5,256||53.63%||−5.55%|
|Alberta First||John Reil||2,557||26.09%|
|New Democratic||Suzanne Sirias||240||2.45%||−3.50%|
|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%|
|Alberta Alliance||Paul Hinman||3,885||44.0%|
|Progressive Conservative||Broyce Jacobs||3,756||42.5%|
|2008 Alberta general election results ( Cardston-Taber-Warner )||Turnout 47.8%|
|Progressive Conservative||Broyce Jacobs||4,374||46.0%|
|Wildrose Alliance||Paul Hinman||4,325||45.5%|
- Biographies of Members - Legislative Assembly of Alberta, 25th Legislature. Legislative Assembly of Alberta. December 2001.
- Mardon, Ernest; Mardon, Austin (1993). Alberta Election Results 1882–1992. Documentary Heritage Society of Alberta. p. 50.
- Brigham Young Card (1990). The Mormon presence in Canada. University of Alberta Press. p. 270. ISBN 0-88864-212-1.
- "Jacobs' Legislative Assembly of Alberta biography".