Jacob Malinowski

Jacob Malinowski

Candidate for Assembly District 82

Candidate Information

Candidate Biography

I was born in Greendale, and I’ve spent my entire life in the same house on Oakwood Street. I walked to school on our sidewalks and I had my first few jobs in our neighborhoods. Experience isn’t just a resume — it’s about facing the same challenges and fighting for the same opportunities as the people you want to represent. My middle class family works hard: my father is a carpenter, and his dad owned a union shop in Milwaukee. I paid for college by working three jobs — including one at McDonald’s for minimum wage. My grandfather always used to say, “Less talk, more action,” and I believe we need a leader in Madison who isn’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and actually get things done. Because of the amazing teachers in our public schools, I graduated from Greendale High School and earned a degree from Yale. One of my favorite teachers at GHS once told me, “You don’t have to be the smartest person in every room — just smart enough to know who is.” I served on the Greendale School Board, and every year I volunteer with a veterans organization to teach young men about our country’s values. I believe our state assemblyman ought to show up and advocate for everyone — not just big donors and party insiders. I give out my personal phone number publicly because I want to hear from you and I don’t shy away from a good conversation even if we don’t agree.

Source: From candidate website