Councilmember Jake Jacobson
Position No. 7, Term: 1/2020 - 12/2023
Jake Jacobson was elected to the Mercer Island City Council on November 5, 2019. He graduated from Princeton University in 1965 with an AB in Politics. From 1965-74 he was an officer in the U.S. Navy serving in Viet Nam and later Commanding USS Umpqua (ATA-209). In the latter capacity, he was the youngest and most junior commanding officer in the U.S. Navy.
He received a JD degree from Stanford Law School in 1977. Jake commenced his civil law practice in Seattle in fall 1977 specializing in Construction, Government Contracts and Public Procurement Law. He was responsible for cases and trial in the federal and state courts of Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Hawaii and several other states. He received the highest rating for legal competence and ethical practice from Martindale Hubbell.
Since 1995, Jake has been the Executive Vice President and a Director of Osborne Construction Company responsible for risk management, owner relations, contracting with state and federal agencies, internal quality control, regulatory compliance, human resource management, insurance and claims among other duties.
Jake has been a resident of Mercer Island since 1989. He has been a consistent supporter of Mercer Island Youth and Family Service and the Mercer Island Schools Foundation. He served on the Island Crest Way Road Diet CAG. In 2013-14, he was a member of the Mercer Island Schools Committee which planned and ran the successful bond issue which resulted in the construction of Northwood Elementary and the expansion of the Middle and High Schools.
Jake lives near Homestead Field which he frequents with his terriers, Henry, a 12 year old Norwich, and Nemesis, a 4 year old Border.
City Council Liaison Assignments:
- Disability Board
- Parks & Recreation Commission
- Eastside Transportation Partnership