Jacob Monte Captio
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|Jacob Monte Capito|
President of the Executive Council of Polaris and Secretary for Interstate Affairs & International Cooperation
January 20, 2052 – January 20, 2067
|Preceded by||Nathaniel B. Kratz|
|Succeeded by||Andrea J. Crimson|
Executive Councillor for New Westshield
January 20, 2047 – January 20, 2067
|Preceded by||Lynda Sarkof|
|Succeeded by||Vanessa Portsmouth|
Representative for North Battleford—Riverside
January 20, 2032 – January 20, 2042
|Preceded by||Natasha Dreyfrus|
|Succeeded by||Gordon Hammond|
|Born|| November 28, 2008|
Beluga Cove Medical Center, Polaris City, Eastshield, United States of Antarctica
|Died|| September 4, 2106|
Briggs Memorial Hospital, Rogerston, New Westshield, Polaris
|Political party||Progressive Democratic Party|
|Residence||Polaris City, New Westshield|
|Alma mater||University of Polaris (B.Sc.), Enderby State University (M.Sc.), University of New Westshield (Ph.D.)|
|Occupation||President of the Executive Administrative Council|
Jacob Monte Captio (born November 28, 2008 - September 4, 2106) is a future Polarian politician, physicist, and academic, serving as the 5th President of the Executive Council of Polaris from 2052 to 2067. Monte Captio is the member of the reputed Monte Captio family, but had little interest in following in his father's footsteps into the corporate world. He initially pursued a career in theoretical physics, under which he obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc., garnering several accolades for his research. He departed science, motivated by a call to diversify representation in the Polaris Democratic Party.
Monte Captio was elected to the Assembly of Representatives in North Battleford—Riverside in 2037. He succeeded Lynda Sarkof as Executive Councillor in New Westshield in 2047, garnering 61% of the vote, serving as Secretary of Industry and Innovation under the Webin administration. He ran for the PDP nomination for President in the 2051 elections, obtaining 84% on the first ballot at the National Democratic Conference in Claxton, BT. As President, Monte Captio oversaw a period of immense economic change, as advancements in automation and artificial intelligence saw an unprecedented replacement of many industrial jobs. This heavily impacted the performance of the PDP in various parts of the country, with the party barely holding onto a majority in the Assembly of Representatives by 2056. He was re-elected twice in 2056 and 2061, before exiting public life to pursue an academic career, having been cross-appointed to the University of Polaris' physics and public policy departments.
Early life and education
Jacob Monte Captio was born to Sancho Monte Captio and Katy Spitz on November 28, 2008 at Orca Bay Medical Center in Polaris City. Early on, Monte Captio demonstrated a keen curiosity about the world, as noted in the personal journals of his father. He was a child prodigy, having mastered algebra and calculus by four. At three, he began attending the Norberry-Hawkins School, an elite Polarian day school. At age five, he began as a third-grade student at the Lower School of the institution, consistently at the top of his class. He earned his high school diploma at 14, completing a B.Sc. in Pure Mathematics & Theoretical Physics at the University of Polaris at 17. He went on to complete an M.Sc. in Applied Physics at Enderby State University, and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of New Westshield—Cordon.
At 22, as Monte Captio was prepared to graduate from his Ph.D. at the University of New Westshield at Cordon, personal tragedy struck as his father perished in a plane crash while returning to attend his commencement ceremony that evening. At his father's funeral, Monte Captio vowed to "...be someone he would [my father] would be proud of." Thereafter, Monte Captio gained a position as an Adjunct Professor and researcher at University of Rogerston in the Greater Polaris City Area, teaching courses and leading research projects at the university's Physics Department. Throughout this time, Monte Captio became a prominent speaker and fundraiser for the Progressive Democratic Party.
Assembly of Representatives (2032-2047)
Executive Council of Polaris (2047-2052)