Scott Jensen (Minnesota politician)

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Scott Jensen
Scott Jensen.jpg
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 47th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded byJulianne Ortman
Personal details
Born (1954-11-19) November 19, 1954 (age 64)
Political partyRepublican Party of Minnesota
Alma materLuther Northwestern Theological Seminary
University of Minnesota

Scott M. Jensen (born November 19, 1954) is a physician, American politician, and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 47 in the western Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Jensen was born on November 19, 1954, and graduated valedictorian from Sleepy Eye High School in 1973. He attended Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary from 1977 to 1978 and the University of Minnesota, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in physiology in 1978 and a Doctor of Medicine in 1981. He was a Bush Fellow of leadership and policy studies at the University of Minnesota in 1999.[1]

Jensen was a member of the Waconia School Board from 1993 to 2002 and was its chair from 1995 to 1996 and in 1999.[2] He was also a member of the Citizens Alliance Bank board, of which he was the audit committee chair.[3] Jensen is the founder and president of Catalyst Medical Clinic in Watertown where he is a family physician. He is also a clinical associate professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School in the Family Practices department.[2]

Minnesota Senate[edit]

Jensen was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Jensen and his wife, Mary, have three children and reside in Chaska.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Jensen, Scott". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Candidates file for state seats: DFL pits veterans against incumbent Republican rep, doctor". Sun Patriot. ECM Publishers. June 30, 2016. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  3. ^ "Senate District 47: Q&A with Scott Jensen". Chanhassen Villager. Southwest News Media. September 29, 2016. Retrieved December 15, 2016.

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