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politician , Member of the Iowa House of Representatives

Libby Swanson Jacobs, American state official. Board member Drake University, Blank Children's Hospital; co-chair Downtown Community Alliance; past chair Midwestern Legislation Conference; board member Choose Des Moines Communities, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Greater Des Moines Convenient Visiting Bureau; Member of Philanthropic and Educational Organization.

Background

Jacobs, Libby Swanson was born on October 1, 1956 in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.

Education

She received her BA in political science from the University of Nebraska and her MPA from Drake University.

Career

She served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1995 to 2009. Jacobs served on several committees in the Iowa House - the Commerce committee. The Judiciary committee.

The State Government committee. And the Ways and Means committee. Her political experience includes serving as majority whip in the Iowa House.

Jacobs was re-elected in 2006 with 7,849 votes, running unopposed. Prior to her career in politics, Jacobs was president of a consulting firm called The Jacobs Group, LLC. She also spent some time in the telecommunications, non-profit, and financial services industries. They reside in West Des Moines.

Achievements

  • Jacobs has won a number of awards which include:West Des Moines Citizen of the Year (2008)Drake University Outstanding Master of Public Administration Alumnus Award (2008)Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Business Leadership Award (2008),Iowa Grocers Association Legislative Leadership Award (2005)Des Moines Business Record Woman of Influence (2001).

Politics

Republican Party of Iowa, Republican Party.

Membership

Board member Drake University, Blank Children's Hospital. Co-chair Downtown Community Alliance. Past chair Midwestern Legislation Conference.

Board member Choose Des Moines Communities, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Greater Des Moines Convenient Visiting Bureau. Member of Philanthropic and Educational Organization.

Connections

Married Steven G. Jacobs.

spouse:
Steven G. Jacobs.