Jon Jacobo

Founder of ¡Vota Ya! California in San Francisco, California

Jon Jacobo

Founder of ¡Vota Ya! California in San Francisco, California

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Currently I am the Director of Community Engagement and Public Policy for TODCO Group, a San Francisco affordable housing and advocacy non-profit. In this role I work on policy that helps equlaize the playing field and regulate greed.

Prior to this role I had the honor of serving the people of the City and County of San Francisco as a Legislative Aide to District 6 Supervisor, Jane Kim. In this capacity I focused on policy related to land use, public safety and neighborhood services, small business. I also worked on issues related to immigration, campaign finance, and general civil liberties for our office.

Prior to my entering public service, I worked for an organization in the private sector where I held various leadership roles. Most recently, I was a Client Manager in the San Francisco region, managing a $20+ million dollar portfolio of Fortune 500 technology and commercial real estate companies. In that capacity, I led 25+ Managers, and a staff of several hundred employees. Through my career, I specialized in developing leadership, creating culture, driving successful results, and protecting earnings.

Simultaneously, I have devoted my time to helping improve my community through activism and organizing. I also focus on local, state, and national politics. I have worked on numerous campaigns including, Judicial, City Council, Board of Supervisors, Mayors, State Assembly, State Senate, and US Congressional campaigns.

Finally, I lead several community-based organizations that focus on empowering marginalized populations. I am the Founder and Executive Director of ¡Vota Ya! California, which works to empower local residents through voter registration, path to naturalization, leadership development and civic education. I am also an elected Council Member and serve as Vice President for Calle 24, the Historic Latino Cultural District in San Francisco’s Mission District. I am also the founder and past Co-President of the Latin@ Young Democrats of San Francisco, an organization of 100+ members that helps empower young Latinos through civic engagement.

As a result of my advocacy, in 2017 I was awarded the Koshland Civic Unity Award by the San Francisco Foundation. Over the next five years I will be empowered to push a major project that will help benefit the Mission District community.

  • Work
    • Executive Director
  • Education
    • California State University, East Bay