Jacobs, a granddaughter of Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs, is the fourth Democrat to announce a candidacy for Congress in California’s 49th District,
“I never thought I would run for elected office,” Jacobs said in an email announcing her candidacy. “But this moment is too important to sit on the sidelines — we need new leaders to step up and serve.”
Jacobs took aim at both Issa, who narrowly won re-election in 2016, and President Trump.
“Instead of finding meaningful solutions, Donald Trump and Darrell Issa are enriching themselves at everyone else’s expense,” she said.
Born in Del Mar, Sara grew up in the district, which stretches from the UC San Diego campus into south Orange County.
She attended Del Mar public schools and graduated from Torrey Pines High School, going on to earn degrees from Columbia University. She has worked at both the United Nations and UNICEF, and was a foreign policy advisor to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign.
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