Jacob is running for State Senate to make state government work better for all of us. Jacob represents a new generation of leadership that values ideas over political parties, good government over patronage, and a reform agenda that shares the values of working families. His experience in the private and public sectors has prepared him to be ready to hit the ground running as your next State Senator.
Jacob was born and raised in Southeastern Massachusetts by a loving and supportive family. He learned early on the value of hard work from his parents and grandparents. He comes from a working-class family who through each new generation has been able to achieve more than the previous. As a proud member of the Wampanoag Aquinnah Tribe along with Portuguese and Cape Verdean ancestry, Jacob understands the value diversity contributes to our communities.
As a first-generation college graduate from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a bachelor's degree in finance, Jacob worked throughout his college years to help pay for it. He then worked in banking at J.P. Morgan in Boston. Later, Jacob earned his J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law and was admitted to the CA bar as a new attorney.
Jacob has always been committed to public service. After serving as an elected town meeting member and a member of a finance committee, he had the privilege to manage Representative Steven Howitt's legislative office at the State House in 2011. Together they have served the people of Seekonk, Rehoboth, and Norton. Assisting towns, residents, businesses, and organizations in their time of need and honoring them in their times of triumph are traditions he will bring to the State Senate.
Jacob's experience in finance, the legislature, and all levels of government has prepared him to represent the Bristol and Norfolk senate district on day one.