Jacob Hummel (born May 24, 1976) is an American politician and electrician from the state of Missouri. A Democrat, he represented the 4th District in the Missouri Senate from January 2017 to January 2019. He previously represented the 82st District in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2008 to 2017. While in the Missouri House, he served as the House Minority leader.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri on May 24, 1976, he grew up in the metropolitan area and graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1994. Prior to entering politics Hummel worked as an electrician. He has one son, Timothy. They attend Saint Stephen Protomartyr Catholic Church. Among his community involvement activities are the Boulevard Heights Neighborhood Association, Carondelet Community Betterment Federation, Dutchtown South Community Corporation, and the Holy Hills Improvement Association. Hummel is also a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Jacob Hummel first ran for the Missouri House of Representatives in 2008, seeking the seat for House district 108. He defeated fellow Democrat Arthur Gansner by earning nearly 86-percent of the votes. No Republicans chose to run in the November general election, making Hummel's election a mere formality.
In 2010 Hummel was unopposed in the August Democratic primary. In the November general election he defeated Republican challenger Joe L. Rusch by over 2,400 votes to earn a second term in the legislature.
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Due to House redistricting following the 2010 United States Census the former 108th districts boundaries were altered and it was also renumbered as the new 81st District. Facing no challenger in either the August Democratic primary or the November general election of 2012, Hummel was elected to a third term in the Missouri House. He faced no opposition in the August Democratic primary of 2014, and in the general election he defeated Libertarian Party candidate Lisa Schaper by 78.98% to 21.02%.
Hummel was elected to the Missouri Senate in a special election held in 2016 to replace Joseph Keaveny, who had been appointed as an administrative labor law judge. He ran for a full term in 2018 but was defeated in the Democratic primary by State Representative Karla May.