Jake Sachs was elected Zone 2 City Commissioner in the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election. He was sworn into office on Nov. 13. This is his second term, and he looks forward to the many opportunities he will have to help the citizens of New Smyrna Beach.
Jake has championed many local initiatives related to the environment and pedestrian safety. From 2011-2014, he represented New Smyrna Beach as a member of the Volusia County Citizen’s Advisory Committee of the Volusia County River-to-Sea Planning Organization.
Born in New York City, Jake’s childhood was spent in rural New Jersey. The family relocated to Miami, Florida when he was a teenager. After high school and college, he served 27 years as a firefighter/paramedic for the City of Miami Beach. Jake retired in 2002 and moved to New Smyrna Beach. His career has included experience as a county park attendant and watchman, lifeguard service and an apprentice blacksmith. He also holds a captain’s license and private pilot license.
Jake’s hobbies include boating, fishing, hiking and kayaking. Jake and his wife, Leslie, are residents of the city’s South Beach neighborhood.