Elisabeth Jensen

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Elisabeth Jensen
Elisabeth Jensen.jpg
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Former candidate for
U.S. House, Kentucky, District 6
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sTobe-Coburn School
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Elisabeth Jensen was a Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2014 elections. She ran in the 6th Congressional District of Kentucky.[1] She was defeated by incumbent Andy Barr (R) in the general election.[2] She defeated Geoff Young in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014.[3]


In 1984, Jensen earned her A.A.S. from Tobe-Coburn School in merchandising and buying operations.[4] Following graduation, she pursued a career in manufacturing and marketing.[5]

She currently serves as president and executive director of The Race for Education, a non-profit organization providing financial aid, academic development programs and financial literacy training. She also served on the Kentucky State Advisory Commission for Exceptional Children since 2011.[6][5]

Jensen has been a Kentucky resident for 14 years.[6]



See also: Kentucky's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

Jensen ran for election to the U.S. House, representing the 6th Congressional District of Kentucky. She defeated Geoff Young in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014.[3] The general election took place November 4, 2014. [1]

U.S. House, Kentucky District 6 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Barr Incumbent 60% 147,404
     Democratic Elisabeth Jensen 40% 98,290
Total Votes 245,694
Source: Kentucky Secretary of State
U.S. House, Kentucky District 6 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngElisabeth Jensen 60.9% 46,727
Geoff Young 39.1% 30,035
Total Votes 76,762
Source: Kentucky State Board of Elections

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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Jensen's reports.[7]


Jensen has a young son.[6]

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