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Chris JacobsCONConservative United States Representative, NY-27
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Christopher Louis Jacobs (born November 28, 1966) is an American politician representing New York's 27th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. Jacobs served as the 62nd secretary of state of New York from April 2006 to January 2007. Beginning in 2012, he held the post of Erie County clerk, and he was a Republican member of the New York State Senate for the 60th district from 2017 to 2020. On June 23, 2020, he won a special election to fill a congressional vacancy in the 27th district. He was reelected to a full term in November 2020. Jacobs is not seeking reelection in 2022, after receiving what Politico described as "rising backlash" from Republicans for supporting some gun control measures following the 2022 Buffalo shooting and the Robb Elementary School shooting.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
State University of New York at Buffalo
JD
Boston College
BA
American University
MBA
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Representative
United States House of Representatives, New York
2020 - Current
Senator
New York State Senate
2017 - 2020
County Clerk
Erie County
2011 - 2016
Former Secretary of State
State of New York
Deputy Commissioner
Erie County Office of Planning and Economic Development
2000 - 2002
Former Cabinet Secretary
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Founder
Avalon Development, Limited Liability Company
Other Experience1 - 13 of 13
Co-Founder
BISON Scholarship Fund
1995
Board Member
Freedom Station Coalition
Board Member
Buffalo Place
Co-Founder
South Buffalo School
Former Board Member
Olmsted Parks Conservancy
Former Board Member
Catholic Academy of West Buffalo
Former Member
Buffalo Board of Education
Former Member
Libraries Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
Insurance Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
Banks Committee, New York State Senate