Jake Zimmerman is a lifelong resident of St. Louis County who grew up in Clayton and attended Clayton public schools. He is a graduate of Clayton High School, Claremont McKenna College, and Harvard Law School. He currently lives in Olivette.
Jake’s active involvement in public service has been deep and wide-ranging. Prior to being elected to the State Legislature, he served as Deputy Chief Legal Counsel to former Missouri Governor Bob Holden. Previously, as Assistant Attorney General under Jay Nixon, Jake fought on behalf of people victimized by fraud and illegal business practices. For example:
- He prosecuted internet scammers who "sold" computers on E-Bay, but actually pocketed the money without sending anything.
- He permanently put out of business the fraudulent operators of a so-called "training school" that existed only to bilk students out of $2,500 tuition fees.
- He successfully sued large cell phone companies who misled their customers by disguising fees as taxes.
Jake’s extensive public service history also includes:
- Working with federal prosecutors at the U.S. Attorney’s office in St. Louis.
- Service in Congressman Dick Gephardt’s Washington, D.C. office.
- A White House Internship in 1996 under President Bill Clinton.
Jake understands the importance of an active grassroots campaign. He has polished his political skills from the ground up in numerous races. Jake has worked in Democratic politics locally, for example, as the Overland field office director in the Missouri coordinated Democratic campaign in 2000, and nationally with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Washington, D.C. Jake has been recognized for his leadership and commitment to public service with numerous awards, including the prestigious Harry S. Truman scholarship.
Jake has the experience, the know-how, and the commitment needed to run a successful campaign. His impressive and diverse background makes him a perfect fit for the Missouri State Legislature.