Mike Jacobs (Georgia politician)
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|Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
from the 80th district
|Succeeded by||Taylor Bennett|
Mike Jacobs was a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives representing District 80, which includes portions of Brookhaven, Georgia in DeKalb County and Sandy Springs, Georgia in Fulton County.
In 2015, Jacobs was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to be Judge of the State Court of DeKalb County. He presides over Division 5 of the State Court, which is located in Courtroom 3C of the DeKalb County Courthouse. He was unopposed for re-election in 2016.
Jacobs is an attorney by profession. He earned his law degree (J.D.) from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2003 and his bachelor's degree (B.A.) from Georgetown University in 1997. He is Jewish.
Jacobs was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2004 as a Democrat. He narrowly defeated his Republican opponent, J. Max Davis, by a margin of 51-49%. In 2006, he defeated Republican Tom Elliott by a margin of 66-34%.
On June 19, 2007, he switched to the Republican Party. He was re-elected in 2008 (against Independent Michelle Conlon) and 2010 (against Democrat Sandy Murray) with 67% and 66% of the vote, respectively. In 2012, he was unopposed. In 2014, he defeated Catherine Bernard in the Republican Primary, 75-25%, and had no opponent in the November election.
Jacobs was chairman of the MARTA Oversight Committee (MARTOC), a joint legislative committee charged with reviewing the finances and management of Atlanta's transit system. He chaired one of two subcommittees of the House Judiciary Committee. He also served on the Transportation, Insurance, Juvenile Justice, and Budget and Fiscal Affairs Oversight committees.
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