The 104th Assembly District seat has been vacant since Assemblyman Frank Skartados, D-Milton, died while in office this past April.
The state Legislature won't convene again until January, but Jacobson will be able to address constituents' concerns and comment in an official capacity on state issues.
The 104th Assembly District includes the cities of Poughkeepsie and Beacon in Dutchess County; the town and city of Newburgh in Orange County; and the Ulster County towns of Marlborough and Lloyd.
Jacobson was elected to the Assembly on Nov. 6 over Republican Scott Manl...y, a member of the Newburgh Town Board, by a vote of 20,293 to 13,578.
Jacobson previously served as an assistant counsel to the speaker of the state Assembly and was assigned to the Assembly Labor Committee, where he researched and wrote legislation. Later, as an assistant state attorney general, he headed the Consumer Fraud Bureau at the Poughkeepsie Regional Office. He later served as a state Workers’ Compensation Law judge.
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