Welcome Letter

Welcome to my New York State Assembly Web page.

You can use this page to easily access information about the work I do both in Albany and at home to represent our District and to pass laws designed to build a more prosperous, healthier, and more vibrant New York.

You can contact me with issues of concern, your views on legislation, or ideas to improve our District and the State.

In addition, you can use the entire Assembly Web site to keep apprised of pending legislation. I encourage you to visit this site often to keep yourself up-to-date on issues, news and legislative hearings. Thank you for visiting.

Biography

Assemblymember  Jonathan  G. Jacobson

Jonathan Jacobson was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 6, 2018, to fill the seat of the late Frank Skartados, who had an untimely death in April 2018.

At the time of his election, Jonathan was a Newburgh City Councilman where he had championed infrastructure repair, especially fixing the terrible streets. Not satisfied with the status quo, Jonathan did his homework and found $250,000 – which Newburgh did not realize it had coming – from the state for additional street paving.

Early in his career, Jonathan served as an Assistant Counsel to the Speaker of the New York State Assembly and was assigned to the Labor Committee where he researched and wrote legislation. Later, as an Assistant New York State Attorney General, he headed the Consumer Frauds Bureau at the Poughkeepsie Regional Office protecting the people of New York State from fraudulent and illegal business practices. He continued his public service career as a New York State Workers’ Compensation Law Judge.

In the early 1990s, Jonathan headed the City of Newburgh Charter Review Commission and wrote a proposed new charter for Newburgh.

Jonathan also started his own law firm and focused on representing workers in workers’ compensation and Social Security disability cases.

Jonathan is a product of the Newburgh public school system, having graduated from Newburgh Free Academy (NFA). He graduated from Duke University, cum laude, with Honors in Political Science. Jonathan went on to graduate from New York Law School.

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