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Vicki Jensen

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Vicki Jensen
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Minnesota State Senate, District 24
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Vicki Jensen is a Democratic member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 24. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Jensen served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2015
Commerce, Vice Chair
Transportation and Public Safety


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Jensen served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce, Vice-chair
Transportation and Public Safety


Campaign themes


Jensen's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Innovate and Improve Education

  • Excerpt:"Education starts with the basics and the sooner kids get on the right track the more successful they will likely be. That’s why I support all day kindergarten and early childhood development. These are long term investments that make for stronger communities."

Strengthen Local Business

  • Excerpt:"Local business owners are risk takers who step out to create a product or service. When they are successful they will create jobs. I want to encourage reasonable risk and remove barriers to success."

Inspire Efficiencies in Government

  • Excerpt:"As a small business owner, and tri-chair of the city efficiency task force, I know there are many aspects of government which can, and should be run more like a business. Capturing efficiencies where ever possible saves money and encourages faith in the system."



See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Jensen ran in the 2012 election for Minnesota State Senate District 24. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Vern Swedin (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVicki Jensen 52.7% 19,248
     Republican Vern Swedin 47.3% 17,286
Total Votes 36,534

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jensen is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Jensen raised a total of $34,931 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 20, 2013.[4]

Vicki Jensen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota Senate, District 24 Won $34,931
Grand Total Raised $34,931


Jensen won election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Jensen raised a total of $34,931.
Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Vicki Jensen's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$7,328
3rd Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party New$2,000
Waseca County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$1,500
Jensen, Vicki$1,000
Laborers District Council of Minnesota & North Dakota$500
Total Raised in 2012$34,931
Source: Follow the Money


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Minnesota

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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.

Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."[5]
  • Legislators are scored on pro-life issues; committee, procedural and floor votes are counted.
  • Legislators are scored on seven business-related bills.
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.
  • Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.


In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.

Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."[6]
  • Legislators are scored on pro-life issues; committee, procedural and floor votes are counted.
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[7]
Legislators are scored on "a wide range of issues including taxes, government spending, elections, childcare unionization, property rights and energy policy" per "the traditional values position."[8]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.

Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[9]


Jensen received a score of 8% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 35th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Julie Rosen (R)
Minnesota State Senate District 24
2013- present
Succeeded by