Jacobson Running for Kootenai County Commissioner
Coeur d’Alene, ID: “The people of Kootenai County deserve honest diligent representation; Elizabeth Jacobson is a breath of fresh air and truly represents a citizen servant. She is running to restore confidence and integrity in the office and break the cycle of repeat establishment candidates. She will be a strong commissioner willing to give the people a voice.”
I am campaigning to represent Kootenai County District 2 as Commissioner because it is time for Kootenai residents to have a voice that represents the people. Rather than sit around the kitchen table and complain about rising taxes, I want to be the commissioner who represents the people–without any conflicts of interest, without ties to special interests, without any sort of personal agenda.
I am happily married to a Bronze Star veteran who shares in my faith and values. We are both third generation Kootenai County residents. During grade school and High School, I lived in Hayden Lake. After I graduated from CdA High School, I went south to further my education. While in Southern Idaho, I owned and operated a successful home-based business for 18 years. This afforded me many opportunities, none more important than being home to parent my children. I have two successful responsible children as a result.
After raising my children, I decided to go back to school. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Boise State University. At this point, I was still juggling many aspects life including being a wife, mother, business owner and pre-med biology student. This gave me a great perspective on priorities and a new skill set to tackle all elements of what was put in front of me, such as the ability to successfully multi-task in demanding endeavors and implement a common sense approach to the issues at hand. In 1997, I decided to head even farther south after being accepted into the Physician Assistant Program at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Completing this program, lead to a very rewarding career as a Physician Assistant for the next 20 years.
During this time I felt the calling to be involved and serve my fellow citizens, so in 2004 I campaigned for and was elected to represent my precinct as a Republican precinct committeemen in Phoenix, AZ. As I do with everything, I threw myself into this role and worked hard to represent the people and helped get strong liberty candidates elected.
I have remained an active citizen and my passion to serve has not dwindled. I have been studying the role of commissioner and have spent time with several past commissioners, but more importantly I have spent time with the residents of Kootenai County. I am more than prepared for this new role to serve the citizens of Kootenai County. I am ready and willing to put in the time, effort and neurons to do what is in the best tax-saving interest for the constituents of Kootenai County. Again, without no outside influence, personal gain or agenda.
Having changed careers mid-life and achieving success in the medical field, I feel confident that I can apply my knowledge, work ethic, education, and past business experience to responsibly serve the residents of Kootenai County as District 2 Commissioner.
It is clear that the people of Kootenai County want a new approach. Elizabeth Jacobson humbly asks the people of Kootenai County for the opportunity to serve them with bold leadership, with a strategy of working together to advance the interests of all the citizens of Kootenai County by implementing responsible common sense governance. We can do better.
Please direct all inquiries to Elizabeth Jacobson or Roger Garlock
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