Where’s Councilor Count Alex Jensen?

When I helped Greg Neitzert run for his first term, we were clear with him about what he needed to do to win the seat; announce before everyone else, and knock on doors like a mofo. Greg not only announced early, knocked on hundreds of doors, but also put out effective mailers. I think he also spent under $10K, and he won by quite a bit in a large pool of candidates. I will admit, there was no incumbent for the seat, but that just meant he had to work harder to get his name out there.

I had to laugh about a month ago when a frequent commenter on DWC, said that a ‘dead’ Jensen could beat Theresa Stehly. Well I would certainly agree with one part of his comment, Alex Jensen’s campaign has been one of the most well funded and lifeless campaigns I have ever seen in the history of city politics.

While he did announce early, he hasn’t really done much of anything else. In fact, a lot of people who don’t even like Theresa have said to me, ‘What does he stand for? I haven’t heard a peep from him.’ All the while his campaign manager goes around complaining about the incumbent (who hasn’t even announced yet – and may not).

I think Jensen’s campaign is wasting valuable time. I am quite certain that if Theresa decides to NOT run, there will a bevy of candidates that will run against Jensen (I know of at least two who are interested if Theresa decides to not run).

Wouldn’t you be concentrating your energy on telling people who you are instead of having your little campaign troll spend all day on FB calling Theresa a bully? Ironic, I know.

Could Alex Jensen beat Theresa Stehly in a one to one race? Sure. But not a ‘dead’ Jensen. I think it is the first time I have seen a vampire run for city council, but certainly not the first time a ‘bloodsucker’ would serve on the dais.



7 comments ↓

#1 "name in quotes for no reason" on 01.20.20 at 7:31 pm

I think you’re underestimating just how unpopular Stehly is.

#2 "Very Stable Genius" on 01.20.20 at 8:46 pm

Hey, unoriginal Unstable, how’s it going?…. I am sorry, I mean “‘NIQFN'”….

Now, to more serious things. I think we need to be careful, however, because Alex’s inactivity could be a sign of his zombie strategy, which will eventually be released upon us, and which will then cause David Z’s numbers to soar due to a greater credibility having been formed.

Oh, and Unstable, you should pass on to the Jensen campaign my idea of stealing a page from Jeb’s campaign, too…. #Alex!

( and Woodstock adds: “Yah, and if I remember right, Jeb raised a bunch of money, too, but to no avail… (Although, his associates did produce the Steele dossier, but I question if Theresa has anything like that to worry about…))

#3 Conservative Here on 01.21.20 at 9:41 am

If Teresa does run this will be very interesting race at a minimum. I plan to vote for her if she does but, if she does run and loses I think it will not be because she is looking out of us citizens, she does that. I think the chink in her armor will be the times she overplayed her hand by making some items larger than they needed to be. I, like many others, are going to overlook that because she is genuine and is looking out for others but, many may overlook that. I also agree that the $ is behind Alex to get rid of the thorn in their side but, the average voter who does not pay much attention could be convinced that Teresa is not the right fit due to the $ being poured in. I guess we will see

#4 LJL on 01.21.20 at 5:52 pm

He’s going the lazy route and pile it into media buys. I also find it a bit disingenuous that Thersa say’s she cant make up her mind…As usual, she’s too much drama.

#5 D@ily Spin on 01.21.20 at 10:04 pm

‘Unpopular Stehly’, I’ve heard it often. She’s best for the city at any elected post but citizens have an ignorant attitude. They listen to their brain washed cubicle tyrants and that’s how they’ll vote. What’s best for the city is complete failure and bankruptcy from corruption. Then there could be proper focus. I doubt it. Citizens are not worthy of being represented. They show up twice a year at the zombie walk or elections.

#6 Moses6 on 01.22.20 at 3:38 pm

We need a fighter for our city Theresa is the gal you got our 5 votes.

#7 "Woodstock" on 01.22.20 at 9:15 pm

“Early returns show Theresa with 5 votes and Alex with 1 vote, but we are still waiting for the returns from Cook County, I mean Lincoln County, especially in the taupe areas”….

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