Jake Zimmerman

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Jake Zimmerman
St. Louis County Assessor
Assumed office
2011
Preceded by Michael L. Brooks (Acting)
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 83rd district
In office
2007–2011
Preceded by Barbara Fraser
Personal details
Born (1974-07-05) July 5, 1974 (age 41)
Political party Democratic
Residence Olivette, Missouri
Alma mater Claremont McKenna College
Harvard University
Occupation Attorney
Politician
Religion Jewish
Website Campaign Website

Jake Zimmerman (born July 5, 1974) is an attorney and the Democratic St. Louis County Assessor.[1] He is running for Missouri Attorney General in the 2016 election.[2] He is also a former member of the Missouri House of Representatives from the 83rd district.[3]

Early life and career[edit]

Jake Zimmerman attended Clayton High School.[4] He then went on to attend Claremont McKenna College and Harvard Law School.[4] He has worked as a litigator at Thompson Coburn.[4] He is a member of the Congregation B'nai Amoona.[4] In addition he is a board member of the Crown Center, a board member of the American Jewish Committee, and a former at-large member of the St. Louis Jewish Community Relations Council.[4] Jake and his wife, Megan, live in Olivette with their son Gabriel.[5]

Political career[edit]

Jake Zimmerman was deputy chief counsel to former Governor of Missouri Bob Holden.[4] Zimmerman was also Assistant Attorney General under Jay Nixon.[4] Zimmerman was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in November 2006 and reelected in 2008 and 2010.[4] In 2011 he became the Democratic candidate for St. Louis County Assessor.[3] He was chosen for the nomination by the St. Louis Democratic Central Committee over attorney Leslie Broadnax.[3] He faced Chip Wood, the Republican nominee, in the general election.[3] Zimmerman was supported by the St. Louis Police Officers Association.[6] Zimmerman was criticized for not having any experience in the real estate field.[7] He responded by saying that, in this election, it shouldn't be good to come from the real estate interest group.[7] He was elected with 63.7% of the vote.[1] He was re-elected in 2014.

He is running for Missouri Attorney General in the 2016 election.[8]

Electoral history[edit]

2011 Special Election for St. Louis County Assessor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jake Zimmerman 73,396 63.68
Republican Chip Wood 41,656 36.14
2010 General Election for Missouri’s 83rd District House of Representatives
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jake Zimmerman 7,435 65.24
Republican Patrick J. Brennan 3,947 34.63
2008 General Election for Missouri’s 83rd District House of Representatives
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jake Zimmerman 14,176 98.53
2006 General Election for Missouri’s 83rd District House of Representatives
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jake Zimmerman 10,460 98.81

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