Jacobsen Seeks Iowa House Seat

Jon Jacobsen, the GOP nominee for the special election for House in Pottawattamie County

COUNCIL BLUFFS—Jon Jacobsen won the Republican nomination for Iowa House of Representatives in District 22, the seat previously held by the late Representative Greg Forristall.

“I have enjoyed getting to know many of our friends and neighbors in District 22 through my activities in Pottawattamie County, and I look forward to continuing to listen to the issues and concerns that are important to them,” said Jacobsen.

Jacobsen has a long history of community involvement, and has served as a member of the Council Bluffs Mercy Hospital Charitable Council, Treynor Optimists, President of the Cathedral Arts Project (a program to bring free access to fine arts to the public), Iowa Right to Life Committee, St. Albert’s liaison to the Catholic Schools Educational Board, Co-Chair of Boy Scouts of America Capital Campaign, Troop Committeeman for local Troop #729, President of the Council Bluffs Estate Planning Council, and member of the Grist Mill Theatre in Macedonia.

For 3 years Jacobsen co-hosted the weekly radio program, “You Ain’t Heard Nothing”, heard on Saturday mornings on KMA radio. For that work, he received 11 awards from the Iowa Broadcast News Association.

He has 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 was a Senior Vice President at Treynor State Bank for 11 years and is currently
Senior Trust Officer and Vice President at Security National Bank in Council Bluffs. He received his J.D. from the University of Iowa.

Jacobsen has been married to his wife, Debra, for 29 years, and they are members of St. Cecilia’s Cathedral Church. They have 3 grown children, Gerard, Peter and wife Hayley, and Jamie, and are expecting their first grandchild in September.

“Southwest Iowa deserves strong representation and leadership. I want to bring Pottawattamie County values to Des Moines, not the other way around. We are an important area of our State and I am eager to be your voice at the Capitol,” said Jacobsen.

Kyle Savage is a business owner and resident of Des Moines