115th District State Representative Dr. Paul Jacobs is probably best known for operating a successful optometry practice throughout Southern Illinois for the last 41 years. Dr. Jacobs and his wife Rhoda have four grown children and ten grandchildren. 

Rep. Jacobs served in the United States Navy from 1965 to 1971. Dr. Jacobs has practiced optometry throughout Southern Illinois communities including  Anna, Carbondale, Herrin, and Marion. Paul and Rhoda also built the highly successful and widely-known Von Jakob Winery in Alto Pass from the ground up 24 years ago.

Dr. Jacobs was elected 115th District State Representative in November 2020. He was sworn-in on January 13, 2020. Rep. Jacobs has pledged to work with both Republicans and Democrats to effectively represent Southern Illinois’ best interests. Paul is a lifelong Christian conservative who seeks to bring fiscal responsibility and ethical reform to Springfield