Tom Jensen seeks second term on Logan City Council, hopes to keep the team together

LOGAN – Logan City leaders are in the “middle of doing some great things,” according to Tom Jensen, and he’s hoping to get the opportunity to finish the job.

Jensen is running for re-election in the upcoming Logan Municipal Election. He is among seven candidates seeking one of the three open city council seats.

“I wasn’t going to run, but I think it’s important that we keep the team together,” he said, referring to current members of the city council.

Jensen said he supports Mayor Holly Daines and her vision and ideas for the city.

“I think they are well thought out and so I want to stay there to see it through.”

Jensen said he is proud of what he and other council members have accomplished over the last few years, specifically working on the redevelopment of downtown Logan.

“We don’t always agree,” he said. “But there’s no contention. We cooperate with each other and I think it’s been very productive. It’s great to have a council that thinks independently. We have different backgrounds and viewpoints but it’s been a very cohesive team and we try to come to a solution rather than just fight about things.”

Jensen is an architect by profession and spent 45 years in the business.

“I bring a perspective that no one else has,” he said. “I bring a very strong understanding of how zoning and planning works. That’s something very few people have.”

If elected to another four year term, Jensen is hoping to have a voice in finding a new home for Logan City’s Public Library.

“The library has been talked about for a good number of years,” Jensen said as he described the leaky roof, ripped carpets and faulty cooling system of the current building on Main Street. “It needs to be resolved and the could take a couple of years.”

“People will say that I’m a good listener,” he added. “I like to hear out the problems. I don’t like to bury myself in one side or the other. I like to hear both sides and say what’s the best thing for the whole community.”

This story is one in a series of profiles about the candidates running for Logan City Council. Cache Valley Daily will profile each of the seven candidates in an effort to give residents an opportunity to get to know those interested in being elected to public office.

The Primary Election, held August 13, will narrow the field down to six candidates. The General Election is November 5. Residents in Logan will be voting in the Primary Election by mail. Ballots for the Primary Election will be mailed out on July 23.

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