In 2013, Jacob Frey was elected to represent Ward 3. Frey grew up in Northern Virginia, and received a track scholarship to attend the College of William and Mary. After graduating with a degree in government, Jacob received a contract from a shoe company to run professionally, and successfully competed for Team USA. He simultaneously attended law school at Villanova University, from which he graduated cum laude. One of the races Jacob ran was the Twin Cities Marathon, and Frey immediately fell in love with Minneapolis. The day after graduation he moved to Minneapolis to begin his legal career.
While practicing law at Faegre & Benson (now Faegre Baker Daniels) and then Halunen Law, Jacob established a strong commitment for community organization, and helping those who are less fortunate. Since moving to Minneapolis, and before taking elected office Jacob championed a wide range of causes from founding The Big Gay Race to representing employees experiencing discrimination in the workplace. Frey serves as the chair of the City Council’s Elections & Rules Committee and as the vice chair of the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee.