Jacobsen Nominated in House District 22 Nominating Convention

This past Tuesday evening, Jon Jacobsen (R-Council Bluffs) was nominated as the Republican candidate for the special election in House District 22 on June 27, 2017.

Jacobsen is the Senior Trust Officer and Vice President at Security National Bank in Council Bluffs.  Previously, he served as the Senior Vice President at Treynor State Bank for 11 years.  For the last three years, he co-hosted the weekly radio program, ”You Ain’t Heard Nothing,” on Saturday mornings on KMA radio.

As a banker, Jacobsen will bring a great deal of experience to the Legislature.  ”Southwest Iowa deserves strong representation and leadership.  I’ll bring Pottawattamie County values to Des Moines, not the other way around,” said Jacobsen.  ”I’ve enjoyed getting to know the constituents of the district through my community involvement.  I look forward to continuing to listen to the issues and concerns that are important to them so I can be their voice at the Capitol.”

Jacobsen has a long history of community involvement.  He’s served as a member of the Council Bluffs Mercy Hospital Charitable Council, Treynor Optimists, as President of the Cathedral Arts Project (a program to bring free access to fine arts to the public), on the Iowa Right to Life Committee, as St. Albert’s liaison to the Catholic Schools Educational Board, as Co-Chair of the Boy Scouts of America Capital Campaign, as a Troop Committeeman for local Troop #729, as President of the Council Bluffs Estate Planning Council, and as a member of the Grist Mill Theatre in Macedonia.  He’s also been a long-time active member of the Pottawattamie County Republican Central Committee, served as moderator for Senate and Congressional debates, and as chair, delegate, and parliamentarian for Pottawattamie County Republican conventions. 

Jacobsen has been married to his wife, Debra for 29 years.  They are members of St. Cecilia’s Cathedral Church.  They have three grown children, Gerard, Peter and wife Hayley, and Jamie, and are expecting their first grandchild in September.