In a news release, the Republican touted his efforts as mayor to attract and expand business in Faribault, including the re-opening of the Faribault Woolen Mill.
"We've accomplished a lot here in Faribault, and I've seen how creating jobs and increasing the property tax base can improve the lives of families in a community," he said in a statement.
Senate District 24 includes the city of Claremont and the following Dodge County townships: Ashland, Claremont, Ellington and Ripley. Jensen was elected to the Senate in 2012.
After graduating from Faribault High School, Jasinski served in the U.S. Navy aboard a nuclear cruiser and was deployed twice to the Persian Gulf. After completing his military service, he took advantage of the GI Bill and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Mankato State University. He works in commercial real estate, having co-founded MDC Real Estate Services.
“I look forward to using my experience in business, real estate, and local government to help the Minnesota legislature understand what is happening every day here in Greater Minnesota,” Jasinski said.
Republicans need a net gain of six seats to win back control of the Minnesota Senate.