Kristin Jacobs Wiki – Kristin Jacobs Bio
Kristin Jacobs, a fixture in Broward County politics for more than two decades and advocate for the environment, died Saturday morning at the age of 60.
Kristin Jacobs (October 17, 1959 – April 11, 2020) was a Democratic politician who served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2014 until her death in 2020. She represented the 96th District, including Coconut Creek, Margate, Coral Springs and Parkland in northeastern Broward County.
Kristin Jacobs Age
She was 60 years old.
Kristin Jacobs Hospital
She spent most of the recently completed legislative session working from her hospital bed, but she did return to Tallahassee last month for passage of a bill named in her honor banning the importation of shark fins to the state.
Kristin Jacobs Death
Florida state Rep. Kristin Jacobs, a Broward County Democrat who pushed environmental causes, died Saturday of colon cancer. She was 60.
Kristin Jacobs Family
She married shortly after graduating from high school and frequently moved with her husband’s jobs. The husband physically assaulted her on multiple occasions, Vancore said, and it took years to get out from under the shadow of abuse.
One of those jobs took the family to Florida. She made her break, going to Women in Distress, a domestic violence shelter, and taking her two children with her. The program gave her the time and space she needed, including an apartment with the first month’s rent waived, plus 90 days of free day care.
Kristin Jacobs Husband Chris & Children
Rep. Kristin Jacobs is survived by her sons, Richard Hames and Mitchell Jacobs (and his girlfriend, Kate Slavensky); a daughter, Lauren Donaldson and her husband, Chris; grandchildren Tyler, Mirabelle and Kelsey; ex-husband and best friend, Jacobs; boyfriend Vancore; and numerous friends and admirers.
Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, Florida’s top elected Democrat, said Jacobs leaves behind “a long legacy of protecting our environment and waterways.”
“Her efforts to establish the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact and meaningfully address climate change, sea level rise, land use and domestic violence will live on for years to come,” Fried said. “Her passion for the state we love will be greatly missed.”
“Never without a smile on her face, even as she battled cancer, we all know her to have been a tireless advocate for Florida’s environment, wildlife and families,” House Speaker Jose Oliva said Saturday in a statement. “She served her constituents with honor, distinction and loyalty and will be remembered with great job by all who knew her.”