Jacob Hunter is a political consultant and advocate for sustainable transportation, drug policy reform, social justice and environmental sustainability based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Jacob is currently employed in IT Services at the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union and also sits on the Board of Directors of the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA), the Pivot Foundation and the Vancouver Public Spaces Network. Jacob has served as an advisor to both the Federal and BC NDP on data and data systems, and has provided extensive communications support to drug policy reform organizations across Canada.
From 2011 until 2015, Jacob was employed as the Data and Targeting Manager for Vision Vancouver. In 2013 Jacob was the campaign manager for both the Sensible BC initiative petition, which identified over 300,000 supporters across BC, and George Chow’s BC NDP campaign in Vancouver-Langara. Prior to 2013, Jacob served a number of roles on political campaigns, and worked extensively in the non-profit sector. Notable projects included the formation of a 30,000 person online activism community, and organizing events of over 20,000 attendees.
Jacob attended the University of Northern British Columbia where he studied political science and economics. He lives with his wife Nicole Seguin and their two dogs in the Yaletown neighbourhood of Vancouver.