Alex Jensen

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Alex Jensen
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South Dakota House of Representatives, District 12
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 2015 - present
Term ends
  January 9, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsFour terms (8 years)
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Alex Jensen is a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Jensen's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

Economic Development and a Friendly Business Environment

  • Excerpt: "Together we have created a great place to own and grow a business in South Dakota. I will work on maintaining and improving that environment. Entrepreneurship is a major focus of mine. From an economic development standpoint, I will help foster an environment where new ventures can succeed in Sioux Falls."

Education and Workforce Development

  • Excerpt: "One of the greatest tools to equip our workforce is education. We need local control of schools because parents and teachers know what is best for each individual student. Youth development is the greatest tool in developing a sustainable future for South Dakota. We need to provide the educational opportunities -- K-12, tech/vocational and collegiate -- and the professional opportunities to grow South Dakota's economy and keep our next generation at home."

Balanced Budget

  • Excerpt: "I am a fiscal conservative. South Dakota's economic strength and stability comes from spending within our means and saving dollars as able. As your representative, I will make certain that our tax structure is fair and equitable. I vow to be a good steward of your tax dollars."

Elections

2014

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of South Dakota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Susan M. Randall and Ellee Spawn were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Arch Beal and Alex Jensen defeated Kevin O'Connell and Scott Bartlett in the Republican primary. Beal and Jensen defeated Randall and Spawn in the general election.[1][3][4]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 12, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngArch Beal 30.5% 3,833
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlex Jensen 28.1% 3,532
     Democratic Susan M. Randall 25.3% 3,181
     Democratic Ellee Spawn 16% 2,004
Total Votes 12,550
Source: South Dakota Secretary of State
South Dakota House of Representatives, District 12 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngArch Beal 34% 735
Green check mark transparent.pngAlex Jensen 31% 671
D. Scott Bartlett 18% 389
Kevin O'Connell 17.1% 369
Total Votes 2,164

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Political offices
Preceded by
Manford Steele (R)
South Dakota House of Representatives District 12
2015-present
Succeeded by
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