Chris Jacobs is a conservative reformer, small businessman and New York State Senator representing Erie County in Western New York. First elected to the Senate in 2016, Jacobs was re-elected in November of 2018.
Prior to his election to the Senate, Jacobs was the first Republican Clerk elected in Erie County in 40 years. Jacobs’ first job after college was working in Washington, DC for former Buffalo Congressman and Buffalo Bills quarterback Jack Kemp. In 1994, Jacobs returned home to Western New York to start the BISON Scholarship Fund, a charity that raised donations to help send children to private and religious schools. BISON will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary this fall, over that time providing scholarships for more than 20,000 children throughout Western New York.
Jacobs grew up in Western New York. He is married to Martina Jacobs and they have a daughter, Anna. He is a graduate of Boston College, has an MBA from American University in Washington, DC and a law degree from SUNY Buffalo.