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Bob Jacobson
Brief summary of  Education; Job History; Community Organization Affiliations; Accomplishments and Activities as a Community Volunteer; and Political Experience

Age:  49 years, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 
Married to Julie Jacobson in August 1975
Living in Hawaii since 1981

University of Minnesota 1970-1971
Rochester Community College, Associate Degree Nursing 1978
Licensed as a Registered Nurse 1978-present
Continuing professional enrichment and research
Extensive training as a non-profit board member and training in writing non-profit grants 1993-present

Job History
Construction laborer 1971-1973
Computer Operator 1974-1975
Property Manager, MN and HI - 1976 to present
Tutored Native American nursing students in math and chemistry at Rochester Community College 1975-1978
Registered Nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital/Mayo Clinic Respiratory Surgical Intensive Care 1978-1981
Registry Nurse at Kona Hospital, Hilo Hospital, and Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital 1981-1982
Registered Nurse, State of Hawaii, worked variously as an Intensive Care Nurse, Home Health nurse at Hilo Hospital 1984-1985, as a Nursing Supervisor, & Quality Assurance Nurse at Kona Hospital 1982-present, currently on sick leave.

Community Organization Affiliations
Hawaiian Acres Community Association, board member 
Hawaiian Acres Road Corporation member, 
Kula Kai View Estates Community Association, member
Fern Forest Vacation Estates Hui, member, 
Volcano Community Association, member, 
Oceanview Community Association, member, 
KAFA (Ka`u Agroforestry Association), President, KAFA is a conservation land trust. 
HGEA (Hawai`i Government Employees Association) past president of Nurse’s Unit 9, former steward 
Sierra Club, Hawai`i Chapter, member, 
East Hawai`i Cultural Center, member,
Big Island Dance Council, member, 
Volcano Art Center, member

Accomplishments, assets, and activities as a community volunteer:
Attends, listens to residents, and testifies at meetings and events that help our community and decision makers
Worked to expand the Federal Park at Pu`u Honua O Honaunau (City of Refuge)
Working to promote an effective and reputable Hawai`i County Police Department
Familiarity with Big Island, state, and federal decision makers 
Lobbied for two conflict of interest bills to reduce the influence of special interest money on Hawaii County government. 
Consistently testified for sustainable developments and against urban sprawl and other non-sustainable developments
Working to open bike and pedestrian trails such as the Railroad Avenue Project 
Lobbied at state and local level to oppose private prisons on the Big Island
Brought attention to and helped to stop illegal dumping of waste cooking oil in Ka`u
Actively supports the preservation and recovery of Punalu`u Beach
Assisted Senator Levin in writing SCR 89 (passed in 2000 legislature) which sponsors a task force of community stakeholders, scientific experts, and state/county/ federal officials to resolve environmental and infrastructure problems at Punalu`u Beach 
Met with park officials, military officials, residents, and legislators to provide enhanced ambulance services to the Volcano area
Promoted continued funding for miconia eradication.  Team leader of Hawaiian Acres Miconia project. 
Helped to assemble water tank for Hawaiian Acres Volunteer Fire Department
Worked successfully to help solve marketing problems of some local farmers
Lobbied for organic food standards
Sought funding for organic food handling facility
Testifies to promote preservation of clean air and water
Actively supports public access to beaches and preservation of open spaces
Actively involved in promoting non-profits to help care for the needs of Hawai`i

Political Experience
Attended 2000 National Green Party in Colorado as a Hawaii Delegate
Active in Hawaii Green Party since 1996
Lifelong commitment to health issues, social causes, and political action 
Worked on planning issues in Puna District of Hawai`i County - 1982 to present
Worked to reform toxic procedures and practices of the Hawai`i geothermal industry - 1990 to present
Elected as Hawaii State President Registered Nurses Unit 9 HGEA 1993-1996
Hawai`i County Council Volunteerism Award Puna District for completing a comprehensive planning survey - 1996
Volunteerism Award for the Puna District from Hawai`i House of Representatives - 1996
Worked to keep private prisons from being built on the Big Island - 1992 to present
Worked for a ballot initiative to ban the import of radioactive sources to allow the construction of irradiation facilities on the Island of Hawai`i.  Helped gather more than 11,000 signatures of registered voters - 1998
Surveyed Keaau School Complex (HPP to Volcano) community with the Keaau Planning Group to help determine community views on how to use Healthy Hawaii Initiative (tobacco settlement funds) to improve the health, safety, and well being of the Puna Community, and to plan a healthier empowered community.  This survey helped to secure funding to improve hiking opportunities in Puna 2001-2002

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Councilmember Bob Jacobson  - Hawai`i County Council District 6 Upper Puna-Ka`u-South Kona

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