Jensen announces run for Grand Island mayor

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Updated: Tue, 04 Mar 2014 08:58:40 CST

Today was the last day for political candidates to file for office, Among those, a new name in the race for Grand Island mayor. Grand Island High School Boys' Soccer Coach Jeremy Jensen announced today he's running for the seat currently held by Mayor Jay Vavricek.

In addition to coaching, Jensen is a financial advisor for Helix Financial. He says that experience will help him in city office. Jensen said in a statement, "My clients have trusted me to manage their hard earned assets and I believe a major function of the government is to act as a trustee of the peoples' money, by using it in the most noble and useful way."

The Grand Island native says he plans on maintaining his two current positions if he is elected as Mayor. Current Mayor Jay Varicek is seeking re-election. Current City council member Chuck Haase has also announced his plan to run.