|Born||February 1, 1989|
Del Mar, California, U.S.
|Relations||Irwin M. Jacobs (grandfather)|
|Education||Columbia University (BA, MA)|
Sara Jacobs (born February 1, 1989) is an American political advisor and non-profit executive from California. A candidate for California's 53rd congressional district, Jacobs finished in the top-two primary and will face San Diego City Council member Georgette Gómez in the November general election.
Early life and education
Jacobs was born in Del Mar, California, on February 1, 1989, and raised in San Diego. She is the granddaughter of businessman Irwin M. Jacobs. Jacobs graduated from Torrey Pines High School and Columbia University, earning a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in international relations.
After earning her master's degree, Jacobs worked for the United Nations and UNICEF. In February 2014, she began working as a contractor in the United States Department of State. She then served as a policy advisor on the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign. After the election, Jacobs formed a nonprofit called "San Diego for Every Child: The Coalition to End Child Poverty."
Jacobs ran as a Democrat in the 2018 elections for the United States House of Representatives in California's 49th congressional district. In the top-two primary election, she finished in third place, behind Diane Harkey and Mike Levin. She is running for California's 53rd congressional district in the 2020 elections. Jacobs finished first in the top-two primary, and will face Georgette Gómez in the November general election. During her political campaigns, Jacobs has received significant funding from her grandfather, Irwin M. Jacobs, an engineer and co-founder of Qualcomm.
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- Profile at Vote Smart
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