Congressman Chris Jacobs was elected to the 116th Congress in July of 2020. He proudly represents New York’s 27th Congressional District encompassing Erie, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Wyoming, Livingston, Genesee, and Monroe counties. He is currently serving on the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on the Budget for the 117th Congress. Prior to serving in the House of Representatives, Chris served as a New York State Senator, Erie County Clerk, as a member of the Buffalo School Board. After college, Chris’ first job was working in Washington, DC for HUD Secretary Jack Kemp, the former Buffalo Congressman and Buffalo Bills Quarterback. Chris also founded the BISON Scholarship Fund to promote educational opportunity for Western New York students. Chris is also a small business owner, working to revitalize Western New York communities and provide spaces for other small businesses to thrive. He is a graduate of Boston College, American University Business School, and SUNY Buffalo Law School. Chris currently resides in Orchard Park, New York, with his wife Martina and his daughter Anna. JACOBS, Chris, a Representative from New York; born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., November 28, 1966; graduated from Canisius High School, Buffalo, N.Y., 1985; B.S., Boston College, Newton, Mass.; J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.; MBA, American University, Washington, D.C.; staff, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; businessman; member, Buffalo Board of Education, 2004–2011; New York secretary of state, 2006–2007; Erie County, N.Y. clerk, 2012–2017; New York state senator, 2017–2020; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Chris Collins, and reelected to the succeeding Congress (June 23, 2020–present).