At 31, San Diego’s Sara Jacobs will be the youngest California representative in Congress

At 31, San Diego’s Sara Jacobs will be the youngest California representative in Congress

Nov 4th, 2020The San Diego Union-Tribune

CHULA VISTA — Representative-elect Sara Jacobs, D-San Diego, only slept a few hours overnight after winning her race against fellow Democrat Georgette Gómez in the 53rd Congressional District.

The win came after more than a year of campaigning that began once 10-term Rep. Susan Davis announced she would not seek re-election in September 2019.

Jacobs finished a close third in another district primary just two years ago. She said Tuesday’s victory is a credit to her campaign’s effort to bring people in who don’t normally see themselves in politics.

“It’s a testament to the kind of campaign that we built where we really did feel that we were working on a goal that was bigger than just me,” Jacobs said during an interview Wednesday. “We all really believed that it wasn’t just about talking about doing politics differently but actually doing politics differently.”

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