LIPP: One to Watch
Sen. Vicki Jensen
In her first term in the Senate, Jensen has quickly established herself as a politician who can get things done. Most notably this session, Jensen fought for $300 million that will be allocated to much-needed transportation projects, such as Highway 14 – a project viewed as a priority for many residents in the area. Jensen serves on four committees, including as vice chair of the Commerce Committee.
Jensen attended South Central Technical College, and works as an independent insurance agent. She lives in Owatonna with her husband, Trevor, and three children, and has previously been a school board member and chair of the public policy committee at the area Chamber of Commerce. She’s the first DFLer to be elected to a state Senate seat in the conservative district in 40 years.