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Tuesday November 8, 2022 — California General Election
United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 26

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Matt Jacobs

Federal Prosecutor/Father
112,214 votes (45.5%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Foster a Strong Economy
  • Attain Educational Excellence
  • Ensure Safe Neighborhoods



Princeton University M.P.A. (2010)
New York University School of Law J.D. (2010)
University of California, Los Angeles B.A. (2006)


As the grandson of a World War II veteran and two Holocaust survivors who came to this country as refugees, Matt has always been deeply proud and grateful to be an American. 

That pride and gratitude led Matt to pursue a career as a federal prosecutor, where he investigated and prosecuted some of America’s worst enemies and most dangerous criminals – including al-Qaeda terrorists, child sex traffickers, mafia bosses, street gang members, opioid traffickers and many others. For his success in protecting our country and communities, Matt earned “Prosecutor of the Year” and “True American Hero” awards from national law enforcement organizations.

Born and raised in Ventura County, Matt attended Conejo Valley public schools and was valedictorian of his Thousand Oaks High School class. He went to UCLA on an academic scholarship (graduating in the top 1% of his class) before earning a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton and a law degree from NYU.

Matt learned the importance of service from his mom, a third-grade teacher. He learned the value of hard work watching his dad build a small business from scratch.

Matt and his wife Julie are blessed to be the parents of Benjamin, Alexander, and Abigail. They live in Westlake Village, just miles from Matt’s childhood home in Thousand Oaks.

Like his grandparents and so many others who’ve come to this country in search of freedom and opportunity, Matt is a passionate believer in the American Dream. As your Congressman, Matt will fight to make sure our neighborhoods are safe, our economy is strong, and our schools are world-class so that everyone in our community has the opportunity to make their American Dream a reality. 

Who supports this candidate?

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $1,600,372

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Employees of Keyes Real Estate
Employees of Pacific Equities
Employees of Davis Polk & Wardwell
Los Angeles County Lincoln Clubs
Majority Committee PAC (MCPAC)

More information about contributions

By State:

California 57.05%
New York 9.02%
Texas 5.20%
Florida 4.81%
Other 23.92%

By Size:

Large contributions (92.84%)
Small contributions (7.16%)

By Type:

From organizations (5.24%)
From individuals (94.76%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Government’s first duty is to protect us. As a federal prosecutor, Matt worked tirelessly to keep our country and our community safe. In Congress, Matt will support law enforcement while fighting policies — like defunding the police — that make the people of Ventura County less safe.


For America to remain the land of opportunity, every child must receive a world-class education. In Congress, Matt will support public school teachers — like his mother — who put children first, while embracing school choice and charter education, and ensuring that schools teach children how to think, not what to think.


Prosperity means good jobs and high wages for the hardworking people of Ventura County. To achieve prosperity, we must lower taxes, reduce regulations, and end Big Government policies that hurt job creators, small businesses and the middle class. In Congress, Matt will fight to make America’s economy what it once was — the greatest engine of prosperity in human history.


America is a nation of immigrants. Over the centuries, countless immigrants have come to this land in search of freedom and opportunity. While anti-American politicians keep telling us that the American Dream is dead, new immigrants keep proving them wrong. In Congress, Matt will fight to make sure that everyone in Ventura County has the opportunity to make their American Dream a reality.

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