About Matt

Matt is a long-time resident of South Davis County who served on the North Salt Lake City Council for the last eight years. An energy efficiency engineer, Matt, works with municipalities and companies across the industry to identify process inefficiencies and to reduce their energy consumption.

Married with four kids, Matt has also served in the National Guard for the last 20 years. In addition, the last three years he and his wife have been small business owners, owning and operating two restaurants.

Matt and his wife are active in local politics, volunteer in their local congregations, and love to travel.


Matt Jensen for the Utah House of Representatives
Matt Jensen for the Utah House of Representatives5 days ago
We had a huge victory at the convention today winning with 60.2% of the votes! Thank you to all the delegates for the time you spent with me these past few weeks discussing the issues that matter most to you! And thank you to the army of friends and family that came to support me today! I'm grateful to be part of this process.
Matt Jensen for the Utah House of Representatives
Matt Jensen for the Utah House of Representatives2 weeks ago
Please join me for an informal Meat and Greet this week. I will bring the barbecue, you bring the tough questions. I have four events this week around South Davis County, including the meet the candidates on Tuesday night at Liberty Hills Academy.

http://jensengop.com/events/
Matt Jensen for the Utah House of Representatives
Matt Jensen for the Utah House of Representatives2 weeks ago
Issues important to me: Party Convention vs. Direct Primary

Political parties in Utah should be free to select their candidates for office according to the will of the party members. The State of Utah and its Legislature should not have authority to interfere in the selection of those party representatives.

When comparing the impact of each process, the CAUCUS/CONVENTION PROCESS IS A BETTER METHOD for selecting candidates than a direct primary.

Read more about my ideas here: http://jensengop.com/party_conv_direct_primary/
Matt Jensen for the Utah House of Representatives
Matt Jensen for the Utah House of Representatives3 weeks ago
A little about my family and me:

My wife Ashley and I have four kids. We love to ride bikes as a family but it is hard to find time for all of us to go together. This was on Mothers day last year. Ashley says, "It was the best gift they could have given me."

The weather this weekend will be nice enough for more bike rides and outdoor fun. Have a great weekend.
Matt Jensen for the Utah House of Representatives
Matt Jensen for the Utah House of Representatives3 weeks ago
Issues that matter to me: Empowering Local Government

I believe that we should trust local elected officials to make decisions for their communities. The one-size-fits-all solutions that are sometimes proposed by the Legislature are rarely the solutions to the issues that face our cities.

As your elected representative to the state, I will fight for cities to keep the power and fight against laws that attempt to centralize powers to the state government.

Read more on my campaign site here: http://jensengop.com/state_gov_overreach/
Matt Jensen for the Utah House of Representatives
Matt Jensen for the Utah House of Representatives1 month ago
Tonight is the night! Please attend your neighborhood caucus tonight and consider running to be a delegate. If you live in District 20 and are selected as a county delegate, I will look for your support at the convention.

Find you caucus location here: https://vote.utah.gov/vote/menu/index