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Illinois State House of Representatives — Republican PartyCandidate for District 76

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Jacob L. Bramel

Prior U.S. Air Force Active Duty Member/Public Policy
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Bipartisan Pension Reform
  • Bipartisan Workers compensation Reform
  • Create a balanced budget



Profession:Prior U.S. Air Force Active Duty Member/Public Policy
Staff Sergeant (E-5) in Security Forces, United States Air Force (2010–2014)


University of Central Missouri Bachelor's of Science in Political Science, Public Policy, Public Law, American Government (2015)
University of Central Missouri Associate's in Business Administration, Management (2015)
Community College of the Air Force Associate's of Science in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement (2014)

Community Activities

Community Service, Rotary Club (2016–2016)
Member, American Legion (2015–2016)
Lifetime Member, National Rifle Association (2006–2016)
Member, Defender's Association (2011–2014)


Jacob Bramel is currently running for state representative as a Republican for Illinois’ 76th district.  As a state representative, he will create a prosperous state while promoting individual liberties for all Illinois residents.

Jacob was born in Ottawa, Illinois and grew on a farm in rural Marseilles, Illinois.  He joined the United States Air Force as an active duty member at age 17 after graduating early from Ottawa Township High School. 

A dedicated and devoted service member, Jacob quickly rose through the ranks during his four and a half year career as a Security Forces member.  He earned the rank of Staff Sergeant while being recognized for meritorious service within his unit, outstanding leadership, and good conduct. As a Security Forces member, he provided law enforcement duties to the entire base populace, physical security to the only B-2 bomber fleet in the world, and administrative functions while stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.

While on active duty, Jacob completed his criminal justice degree through the Community College of the Air Force.  He then continued his studies at the University of Central Missouri earning his bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in business administration.  He graduated with highest honors.

 In the military, Jacob spent the majority of his off-duty time volunteering within the local community by working blood drives, building houses with Habitat for Humanity, presenting the American Flag at various events, visiting and working in Veteran homes, and forging a stronger bond between military members and the surrounding communities.

Jacob was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force September of 2014. 

Returning to Illinois in 2015, he realized the State of Illinois had fallen into fiscal and moral despair.  His service in the military has prepared him to serve the people of the 76th district to get Illinois back on track.

Jacob will promote free market principles to create a friendly environment for all businesses to operate without harsh government regulations.  He will deliver value for taxpayers.  He will create term limits.  Lastly, Jacob will build a more transparent state government to hold our lawmakers accountable.

Furthermore, Jacob is not a materialistic man by any means.  He possesses a moral compass built upon the codes and ethos he lives his life by.  He is a man of integrity who believes in service before self and strives for excellence in all he does.  He hunts whitetail deer, fishes, hikes, enjoys recreational shooting, volunteers with organizations, rides his jet ski on the Illinois River, and spends quality time with his family.

He is enthusiastic to start serving all the people within his district, not just the few.

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John Locke and Robert Nozick "private property protects Liberty"

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