UPDATE: Count Jensen’s message continues to lack substance and consistency

UPDATE: I guessed a missed a major typo on the postcard. Jensen had the wrong address on the postcard for the location of the election center.

This is from Alex’s latest waste of postage mailer. Not sure what this even means? There are only two council seats up for grabs. Even if both of those flip, not much would change. I have told people the major change is always in the mayoral election years. By pushing Stehly out and putting Jensen in, all we would have accomplished was creating a RS6 instead of a RS5.

But the strangest part was the message on the back of the mailer where Alex reaches out to ‘progressives’;

I’m also not sure what it means to be a ‘respectful’ elected official. I’m still pondering that. Also the word ‘collaborative’ in Sioux Falls city government is code for ‘Big Rubber Stamp’. When you have a body of 8 with conflicting ideas, you come up with better solutions because you take the time to weed out bad ideas.

But I found the statement about being ‘progressive’ to be laughable. Not only does Stehly have the support of many Independents and Democrats (that is really how she won last time, because you know, a city council seat is non-partisan) Jensen’s record on progressive ideals in the State House are less than exemplary. He voted for massive tax increases on the poor, voted against gun safety and supported discrimination. I guess every progressive I have met are not real keen on those ideals.

But I will agree with him on one point, a higher voter turnout could be a game changer. Not that it would get him elected, I actually think Stehly will get more votes. But you never know?

As I pointed out to someone today, all Alex Jensen is, is a prototype of Marshall Selberg. You can take that however you want to.


#1 Rapid Eye on 04.25.20 at 4:58 pm

Just got my absentee and voted for the Count today!

#2 "Woodstock" on 04.26.20 at 12:41 am

“‘Positive & Proven’ is just not something to brag about in these times”….

#3 l3wis on 04.26.20 at 12:46 am

RE- Well you know what they say, there’s one born every minute.

#4 matt johnson on 04.26.20 at 6:53 am

I thought he meant that if we didn’t get the vote out we would be stuck with Greg N for another 4 years- I am all in favor of eliminating Greg as it certainly would “change things for the better”.

#5 anonymous on 04.26.20 at 9:55 am

mj, I don’t know where you live, but you obviously are not informed about SF government.

Greg Neitzert currently represents the NW District and is being challenged by Julian C. Beaudion.

Jensen and Stehly are running for an At-Large seat.

#6 Warren Phear on 04.26.20 at 10:26 am

More Collaborative means a 6-2 instead of 5-3 rubber stamp, tax and spend council. More Progressive means more parking ramps and more TIFs. More Respectful means no checks, no balances, just more tax and mire spend.

More than ever before, we need more councilors like Brekke, Starr, and Stehly.


#7 Rapid Eye on 04.26.20 at 12:53 pm

@l3is – Awwww, don’t get salty. Your candidate would make a fine toll booth operator or a great rodeo clown.

#8 Progressive Bastard on 04.26.20 at 1:45 pm

Somehow in the thinking of the Orwellian doublespeak, progressive means “progressively spending everything higher and higher”. Instead of saying he would be a conservative in spending, he will continue borrowing every dime the have more playthings for his special people.

#9 Agitator on 04.26.20 at 2:01 pm

Agree with Warren Phear. Drain the swamp.

#10 D@ily Spin on 04.26.20 at 3:53 pm

I got the mailer. It’s hard to say nothing yet fill both sides of an oversized post card.

#11 matt johnson on 04.26.20 at 7:46 pm

anonymous, if people don’t vote in the nw district for the other guy then greg will win; that is clearly part of the city council race; jensen claims he wants change on the council- are you too dense to see that (and maybe that my original comment was a bit tongue in cheek)

#12 anonymous on 04.27.20 at 9:32 am

mj, For all who know me, dense is probably the most unlikely word they would use to describe me.

After decades of following SF government and politics, I would venture to say, I am probably one of the most well-informed voters in our city.

I will be casting my At-Large City Council vote for Councilor Theresa Stehly.

#13 matt johnson on 04.27.20 at 4:36 pm

I will iterate; Jensen wants a higher turnout or the council will stay exactly as it is. One of the (two)races that can make that change is in the NW district, a fact that some one not dense would understand. Thus my point that Jensen must want to see Greg gone. I am not so dense as to suggest that I- or anyone- should know who anonymous is. That is the point of being such. So I guess I will not bow to your purported wisdom. However I will join you in voting for TS.

#14 Celtic5 on 04.27.20 at 7:02 pm

Voted for Theresa that is a no vote to the mayor who runs and hides.

#15 "Very Stable Genius" on 04.30.20 at 12:52 pm

What I like about Theresa is that she is a politician who has a confidence, that needs no parade.

( and Woodstock adds: “Yah, but if she did have a parade, it would be a parade of vehicles of all hues, because she is a woman of the people”… )