Organizer, Public Education Advocate Files for Greenville City Council Election
GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 1, 2019) - Lindsey Jacobs has filed for the Greenville City Council at-large seat currently held by George Fletcher. She will compete in the Democratic primary, held on June 11, 2019, to run in the general election this fall.
Lindsey, 34, resides in the Nicholtown neighborhood of Greenville with her husband, Brennan, a development planner. Lindsey is the Policy and Advocacy Director at Public Education Partners, where she shapes and influences local and state education policy.
Lindsey is running for City Council because she believes it is time for a new generation of progressive leadership, one committed to inclusive and representative local government. A proven advocate, she will fight to protect our most vulnerable neighborhoods, to fully fund Greenlink and for truly affordable housing, and won’t shy away from necessary conversations about opportunity inequality in our community.
Lindsey currently serves on the GVL2040 Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee, Greenville County Board of Zoning Appeals, and the South Carolina Food Policy Council. She also founded the Greenville Food and Farm Coalition and co-founded the Greenville Civic Project to carry out teach-ins and grow Greenville’s civic understanding.
She oversees the Nicholtown Community Garden, participated in the inaugural Greenlink Citizens Transit Academy, and has advocated for Greenville’s most vulnerable residents at all levels of government.
“Neighborhoods like mine deserve equal representation on City Council, especially in this moment of tremendous, sometimes painful, change. In order for this community to grow together, we need visionary, inclusive leadership. This is more than a campaign, it’s a movement, and I look forward to bringing it to City Hall,” says Jacobs.
For interview opportunities or more information, follow ‘Lindsey for Greenville’ on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; or contact Jarrod Wiggins, her campaign spokesman.