Jeff Jacobson


Jeff Jacobson works as a strategist, consultant, lobbyist, and policy expert for a range of business and non-profit clients. His primary focus is on helping his clients better understand and influence state policy-making in Ohio.

He served in the Ohio House and Senate from 1992 to 2008, culminating in four years’ service as Senate President Pro Tempore. In the Legislature, he played a major role in crafting the biennial state budget, with a concentration on school funding. During his sixteen years in public service, he enacted legislation on topics as diverse as education reform, tax policy, criminal justice, nursing home reimbursement formulas, election, and campaign finance law, the abolition of predatory mortgage lending, and electric utility re-regulation. After his tenure in the legislature, Jeff served as an appointee of the Governor to the Air Quality Development Authority and as an appointee of the Speaker of the House to Ohio’s Constitutional Modernization Commission.
As a former member and leader of the Ohio Senate, Jeff is often called upon by Ohio elected officials for career, political, and policy advice, and has been a counselor to several current, former, and future legislative leaders.
He graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and received his J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Dayton.