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A banker/attorney, Jon is Sr. Trust Officer/V.P. for Security National Bank in Council Bluffs & co-hosted KMA Radio's 11-time IBNA Award-Winning "You Ain't Heard Nothing" w/ Dean Jennings, and was named "Omaha's Morning Answer" Radio's Iowa Legislator of the Year in 2018.
Raised in Marion, IA, Jon was Eagle Scout, and is a CR Regis High alumnus. He resides in C.B. with his wife Debra, who together have 2 grown sons and 1 daughter.
Jacobsen earned B.S.B.A. (major, Finance), Summa Cum Laude from Creighton, and Juris Doctor degree from the U. of Iowa College of Law.
Jon is a member of the Alpha Sigma Nu & Beta Gamma Sigma honor societies. He is a member of the Iowa and NE State Bar Associations, & is Past President of CB Estate Planning Council & member of Omaha EPC. Jacobsen is Past Chair of the Diocese of Des Moines Catholic Schools Board, Jon served on the Board of Directors for Iowa Right to Life Committee, & was member of the CHI Health Foundation Board and Mercy Hospital CB Charitable Council.
Jacobsen was President of greater Omaha's Cathedral Arts Project, served on St. Cecilia Educational Endowment Cte., & is member of Cardinal Newman Society. Jon headed KoC Fr. Flanagan Council Culture of Life Cte. Jon is member of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, & was a Development Committee Member for VSS Catholic Communications.
A past member of Treynor Optimist Club, Jacobsen has starred as Jimmy-Stewart-as-George-Bailey in Grist Mill Fine Arts Council sold-out production “It’s a Wonderful Life," & as Ronald Reagan at Pott. Co. IA GOP Lincoln Dinner, & is member of John Wayne Museum.
Jon chaired C-SPAN2 prime-time nationally televised Iowa Caucus from Treynor, January 2012. Jacobsen has emceed both at annual dinners for Gabriel’s Corner in Council Bluffs & at annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast/National Day of Prayer, is a charter member & Speak for Life emcee of Love CB, & has hosted motion picture appreciations, incl. as co-licensee for Iowa-Nebraska premiere of “The 13th Day.”
Jon was a popular adjunct Instructor at Kaplan University.
Jacobsen has been endorsed by a variety of citizen groups comprising areas such as Agriculture, Business Job Creators, Friend-of-Taxpayer, Health Care, Pro-Life, Second Amendment, and Victims' Rights organizations!
During the past 2 years I have…
· Visited every part of District 22, participating in as many events and activities as possible
· Listened to and assisted you at every opportunity
· Worked hard for the interests of Western Iowa
· Been an integral part of a historically effective legislative session
· Served as acting Chair, Ethics Comm.
· Served as Vice Chair, Commerce Comm.
· Served as Vice Chair, Education Comm.
· Been appointed by the Governor to the Flood Task Force
· Proudly lead efforts placing an American Flag at State’s Supreme Court Building in honor of our veterans
· Played a significant role in more than 40 pieces of legislation
Remote Notary Law to Help Homeowners and Seniors
Whistleblower Law to Protect Employees Calling Out Wrongdoings
Life/Health Ins. Guaranty- Reducing/Covering Insolvency
Iowa Special Ins. Products Law Providing More Flood Insurance and Iowa Jobs
Insurance Division of Iowa Law Providing Lower Premiums
Law to Encourage Hiring by Employers by Creating More Job Opportunities
Agricultural Hemp Grown- Public Safety Inspections and Type Grown; Ensuring No Illegal/Lethal Drugs Included
Insurance Fraud Bureau Law Cutting Down on Fraudulent Insurance Products
Statewide Elections- Law to Make It Easier to Vote Absentee; Cuts Down on Fraud
Succession in Office for Iowa- Law for Smooth Transition and Continuity When Top Officials Are Incapacitated or Die
Limiting Legislative Junket Trips- Saving Tax Dollars
World Language Credit for ASL- Allowing High School Credit
IA National Service Corps Program- Leverages Federal Volunteer Resources to IA, Encouraging Emergency Training
Codify IA 2nd Amendment 10 IA
Jon Jacobsen is a fourth-generation Iowan, and fights tirelessly to represent District 22 and all Iowans.
Jon Jacobsen appreciates the help of the hard-working Iowans he serves. Flyering, word-of-mouth, and donating are all ways of helping Iowans achieve our goals together!
Chairman, Ethics Committee
Vice-Chairman, Commerce Committee
Member, State Government Committee
Member, Judiciary Committee
Member, Jt. House-Senate Judicial Budget Appropriations
Member, Governor’s Flood Recovery Task Force—Finance Working Group
House Majority Leader-January 17, 2020; February 21, 2020
Speaker of the House-March 13, 2020
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