Jake Hummel served in the Missouri House of Representatives for 8 years, representing a portion of South St. Louis City (District 81). In 2012 Jake was elected by his colleagues to lead the Democratic Caucus as the House Minority Leader. He continued on as Minority leader until the end of his fourth and final term in 2016. He currently serves as the Committeeman for the 11th Ward in St. Louis City. Jake was first elected as the State Senator from the 4th district in November 2016. The district covers parts of St. Louis City and St. Louis County.
Currently, Jake is the Secretary Treasurer for the Missouri AFL-CIO. He is a third-generation union member and a 20-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. In 2000, Jake helped organize the St. Louis City Labor Club.
In addition to his legislative and union duties, Rep. Hummel is a member of the Carondelet Community Betterment Federation, Holly Hills Improvement Association, Boulevard Heights Neighborhood Association and the Dutchtown South Community Corporation.
Jake was born in St. Louis and is a 1994 graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic High School. He currently resides in the Holly Hills neighborhood with his wife Sarah and two children. He is a member of Saint Stephen’s Protomartyr Catholic Church.