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Matt Jacobs, Former Federal Counter-Terrorism Prosecutor, Releases Campaign Kickoff Ads

November 10, 2021

Video: Prosecuting America’s Enemies. Defending the American Dream.

Thousand Oaks, CA – Matt Jacobs, a Ventura County native and former federal prosecutor who successfully investigated and prosecuted some of America’s worst enemies and most dangerous criminals – including child sex traffickers, mafia bosses, and high-level al-Qaeda terrorists – released his first campaign video and digital ads today.

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“Prosecuting America’s Enemies. Defending the American Dream.”

With the 2022 midterms less than a year away, Jacobs launched his first campaign video and digital ads today. He’s running against Julia Brownley in California’s current 26th Congressional District. 

“I spent my career prosecuting America’s worst enemies. Now I’m fighting to defend the American dream.”said Jacobs. I’m the grandson of a World War II veteran and two Holocaust survivors who came to this country as refugees. So I’ve always been deeply proud and grateful to be an American. That’s just how I was raised,” Jacobs added.  Today, a growing number of Leftist politicians in Congress don’t believe in the fundamental goodness of America. Well, I disagree. So would my grandparents. And so would countless others who’ve come to our shores over the centuries in search of freedom and opportunity.” 

Matt Jacobs Fundraising Stats:

  • Q3 Total Contributions: $278,000 for Jacobs vs. $266,000 for Julia Brownley
  • Total raised cycle-to-date: $750,000+
  • Number of donors: 1200+
  • Historical comparison: Jacobs has raised more money in 10 months than the last 3 Republican challengers to Brownley raised combined in 6 years.

About Matt Jacobs – 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 and his wife Julie are blessed to be the parents of Benjamin (6), Alexander (4) and Abigail (1). They live in Westlake Village, just miles from Matt’s childhood home in Thousand Oaks.