- Graham Jacobs
Infobox MLA | name =Graham Jacobs
imagesize = 150px
26 February 2005
birth_date =Birth date and age|1949|11|8|mf=y
birth_place =Benalla Victoria
Liberal Party of Australia
Dr Graham Gibson Jacobs was born
November 8, 1949in Benalla, Victoriain Victoria, Australia. He has been a Liberal member of the Western Australian Legislative Assemblyrepresenting the electorate of Roe after winning the seat in the 2005 election. [cite web|url=http://parliament.wa.gov.au/parliament%5Cmemblist.nsf/WAllMembersFlat/Jacobs,+Graham+Gibson?opendocument|title=Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook|year=2007|accessdate=2008-05-30] The Jacobs family moved to Western Australia in 1955 and settled on a farm at Lort River west of Esperance. Educated at Esperance Primary School then Esperance Senior High School, Jacobs attended the University of Western Australiafrom 1969 to 1975 and was awarded his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. [cite web|url=http://www.grahamjacobs.com.au/resume.html|title=Graham Jacobs MLA - Resume|year=2007|accessdate=2008-05-30]
He is married to Kathryn and they have five children; Jesse, Daniel, Aubrey, Lucy and Julian.
Jacobs had contested Roe in 1989 but it was not until the sitting Nationals member Ross Ainsworth left in 2005 that Jacobs again contested the seat and beat new Nationals cantidate Jane McMeikan with a massive swing of 27%. [cite web|url=http://www.abc.net.au/elections/wa/2005/guide/roe.htm|title=ABC News Online - Western Australian Election 2005|year=2008|accessdate=2008-05-30]
parliamentJacobs has been the shadow spokeperson on Drug Abuse Strategy and a member on the joint standing committeeon delegalated legislation since 2005. Jacobs was the opposition whip from 2005 to 2006 and was appointed to the position of shadow ministerof the Environment and Climate Change.
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