Count-cilor Jensen BOUGHT his seat

The newest member of the RS6 spent more than any council candidate in the history of the city. In fact, it is 5 years worth of salary for a city councilor. Also remember, we have not seen the final financial report, that will be at year end. It will be interesting to see what the final amount is. Astounding for a seat that pays around $19K a year and has little power. So far he approximately spent $8 per vote.

The bigger question is will Alex recuse himself on votes for the city’s bank, which he works for. And what kind of rezones will he vote on that his employer is financing? This wasn’t just about getting rid of a pesky city councilor, this was about the players in town having their own councilor on the dais.

He was bought and paid for. I hope it was worth it. Likely not.



5 comments ↓

#1 "Very Stable Genius" on 07.03.20 at 10:19 pm

Will the final financial report mention in-kind from Premier through their commercials with Alex’s appearances?

Can you successfully film, produce, and air such commercials within the constraints of our political campaign contribution limits?

These commercials were aired from time to time since last October. Alex was an official candidate starting in May of 2019.

#2 Pundit on 07.04.20 at 7:37 am

Not even remotely democracy. This is the very definition of blatant oligarchy.

#3 SouthernExposure on 07.04.20 at 12:00 pm

A poor ROI vs his opponent. That said, his opponent should have spent more.

#4 anonymous on 07.04.20 at 1:07 pm

Jensen didn’t have much to say during his campaign.

Wonder what worthwhile things he will have to say now that he is on the council.

#5 Warren Phear on 07.04.20 at 3:20 pm

Anon. He will have plenty to say. Right after he gets his text message instructions.