Faribault Chamber of Commerce has uploaded the video of their "Candid Conversations with Candidates" to their website. You do have a choice in this election and it is always best to hear from the candidates before you vote on November 6th.
If you have not met me, I am Vicki Jensen, candidate for Senate District 24. The district includes cities and townships in Dodge, Rice, Steele and Waseca counties.
I'm an independent insurance agent and operate Jensen Agency-Insurance Brokers along with my husband, Trevor. We live in Owatonna and are raising our three children. Miranda attends Winona State University, Ryan begins classes at Rochester Technical College this fall and Benjamin is an active third grader.
As a school board member, I'm working hard for Owatonna School District families and the taxpaying community to ensure there is accountability in publicly-funded programs. My conversations with students, parents and community members about their concerns for what the budget cuts we needed to make this year and what they would mean to their future will always stay with me. I will take those conversations to St Paul. Our students deserve the time and commitment it takes to ensure we can find a long term funding solution for our schools.
As the chair of the public policy committee at the chamber of commerce, I worked hard for business owners by reviewing local, state and national business policies. I ensured we were not just opposing things but taking an active role in finding solutions. As tri-chair on the city efficiency task force, we were able to review the city budgeting process and bring lean government practices to the city. Greater Minnesota has been impacted with higher burdens in property taxes due to the cuts to Local Government Aid and the elimination of the Market Value Homestead Credit. Property and business owners deserve someone dedicated to and willing to work hard on finding solutions to the rise in our property taxes.
I am running because I appreciate what life in our district has always offered; a great place to raise a family, sustained employment, the benefits of first-rate education and strong communities.
I am eager to hear from you. Please contact me with any concerns, questions or ideas you have.
Vicki, I know it takes money to run a campaign, please accept my donation.
Or you may send donations directly to:
Vicki Jensen For Senate
PO Box 265
Owatonna, MN 55060
Proven Community Leadership
School Board Member
Chamber Board of Directors
Steele County Farmers Union Secretary/Treasurer
Steele County DFL Chair
City Efficiency Task Force Tri-Chair
Owatonna Chamber Public Policy Chair
MN Business Woman Legislatiave Chair
2012 Owatonna Business Women-
Woman of Achievement Nominee
Leadership Owatonna Graduate