About the Candidate

Tyrone Jensen (Ty) is currently a Candidate for United States Congress (District 2)

A Candidate who has lived in the great state of Utah and knows it well.

  • Salt Lake Valley – Salt Lake City, West Valley, Murray, South Jordan, Glendale (4.5 years)
  • Utah Valley – Orem & Provo (6 years)
  • Sevier County – Richfield (24 years)
  • Iron County – Cedar City (1.5 years)


  • Richfield High School – Richfield, UT
  • Cedar Ridge High School – Richfield, UT
  • Utah Valley University – Orem, UT
  • Southern Utah University – Cedar City, UT


  • Business – Online Marketing & Advertising (Current)
  • Retail – Store Associate
  • Transportation – Taxi Cab / Car Service
  • Health Care – CNA – At Home Nurse
  • Sports – Professional Basketball Skills Trainer
  • Sports – Amature Basketball Student Coach (NCAA)
  • Sports – High School Coach
  • Media – Sports Radio Podcaster / Blogger
  • Food Industry – Fast Food
  • Manual Labor – Lumber Yard Attendant

Republican Party – Conservative Views

Jensen is an active member of the LDS Church.

Ty Jensen is from Richfield, UT (Sevier County) where he attended High School and graduated in the early 2000’s. While there he worked at the local Wendy’s Resturant and also for his parents driving Taxi Cab for his parents Russell Grooms and Carol Jensen- Grooms (both deceased) with Blue Star Taxi. After High School, he worked at the local hardware store in the lumber yard, a place where hard work with Blue Collor people was the only option. Tyrone’s Dad was in the Korean War with the United States Army with the 82ed Airborne where he served proudly for our nation.

When September 11th, 2001 happened Russell told Tyrone to take two Air Force Piolets who were on vacation traveling through Richfield at the time, to take them to Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, NV for free due to the attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC. This is what took Tyrone over the edge in Patriotism and the willingness to Serve This Nation.

Not long after he took the Airman to Las Vegas, he went into both United States Marines and United States Army recruiting offices where he was denied due to his eyesight. He says that – “I couldn’t serve this country back then, so this is the way I can serve my country now, in Washington DC!” 

In 2003, he took his passion and love for the sport of basketball where he attended UVSC now UVU (Utah Valley University) in Utah County and was on with the Men’s Basketball team as a Student Assistant for 3 years or season. In desperate need of money, he opened up his entrepreneurial spirit with his own Taxi service in 2006, a job he knew the ins and outs of called Quick Cab Transportation in Orem, Utah where he Owned and Operated it with few employees from 2005-2010. Also during this time he coached basketball with Lehi High School in Lehi, UT, and became Coach Ty!

In the Fall of 2010, he moved to Salt Lake City, UT where he lived and applied the basketball knowledge from the NCAA Div 1 College level and opened Elite Basketball Training Sevices in the Salt Lake Valley.

In 2012 a college coach who was a friend at UVU, said to come to SUU (Southern Utah University) in Iron County and do your College Internship in Physical Education with the Men’s Basketball team in 2012-13, in which he did. While at SUU, Tyrone got heavily involved with the Political Scene with the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics on campus. Later in the Fall in 2012, he was invited to the Mitt Romney campaign to help swing voters to him from then President Barack Obama. During the Fall and Spring semesters, he debated political established students and attended in political dealings at SUU and Dixie State University (Washington County).

Moving back to Salt Lake Valley in 2013 he worked in retail,  marketing, and elderly health care. In 2015 he moved back to Richfield, UT to take care of his ill mother who passed away August 24th, 2017. During that time Tyrone stayed on the political scene with the 2016 Republican Party and Election and convinced many to Vote for now President Donald J. Trump (45). Also during this time, he learned the ins and outs of how the Elderly Care, Health Care systems, and the Social Security system really works by dealing directly with it for his mom for those during years and still to this day with Medicare and Medicade.

Since 2012 to today Tyrone has kept up to date with not only our American History but today’s issues and he feels that he is the common man that he can represent the forgotten and voiceless people here in the State of Utah.

Living in all three types of living within the state with Rural, Suburban, and Urban areas, and having the past and current income levels of the Middle Class and Working Poor, he can have a powerful voice in Washington DC for all people. Traveling with basketball across the United State and taking family road trips to North Carolina and on up through DC to New York, he has seen, witnessed, and been active with all types of people from all types of backgrounds, and knows how to help the American People while protecting our amazing nation.

Currently, Candidate Jensen lives and works 40+ hours a week in online marketing with a family owned retail store in Richfield, UT and constantly travels up and down I-15 and I-70 and all over small town, UT and all with the Campaign, and also with his personal business across America with Elite Basketball Training Service.

Ty has always planned on running for office and on May 17th, 2018 in Salt Lake City, UT he filed for Write-In Candidacy for United States Senate vs Mitt Romney for the Senate Seat in DC. “It’s a hard road but with the right message I can and will stand up for us normal Americans vs political elites and wealthy deep pocket insiders, I feel that (WE THE PEOPLE) with me can pull off the biggest upset in political history.” “I love this Nation and our people, and I will fight for us no matter what.”    

After Mitt Romney won the Senate General Election in Nov 2018, Jensen pondered if he would in full force run again! In April 2019 Ty made the decision to officially run against  four time consecutive elect Chris Stewart in 2020 for his seat in the United States House of Representatives on the Republican Ballot. Jensen is running on the premise of Gathering Signatures to be on the Primary Ballot instead of the Convention Process. He wants the everyday people to make the vote, not the popular nod by the delegates.

Survey off of Ballotpedia.com/tyronejensen

What would be your top three priorities, if elected?

My top 3 priorities if elected are: 1. Passing a new comprehensive take on Kate’s Law and also deal with the Immigration Issues. 2. School Safety and Education. Putting a Bill on the Senate floor that is for a budget increase for School Safety Officers and at least Concealed Carry for designated teachers that are willing. Plus overhauling the “standard” school system curriculum and making it so that kids in Rural and Urban communities have the same tools and chances as kids in the Suburban areas in the nation. 3. Taking on the Health Care System and how it is billing us the everyday citizens and also how it bills the insurance companies.[5][6]

What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about? Why?

Healthcare, Education, and Jobs

Ballotpedia also asked the candidate a series of optional questions. Tyrone Jensen answered the following:

Who do you look up to? Whose example would you like to follow and why?

I actually look up to our President, President Trump for being an insider and taking on the media and also the outsider who isn’t afraid to challenge people in his party. Also President Lincoln for standing up and making sure that all Men were and are created equal.[6]
—Tyrone Jensen

Is there a book, essay, film, or something else that best describes your political philosophy?

Every book from Sean Hannity and Bill O’Riley, plus the latest Trump books. Movie wise I am a Sports movies guy and MCU plus DCU lover. I do love the old 80’s TV mini-series called North and South.[6]
—Tyrone Jensen

What characteristics or principles are most important for an elected official?

Honesty and Integrity![6]
—Tyrone Jensen

What qualities do you possess that would make you a successful officeholder?

Hard Work Ethic, and a very firm believer in True, Trust, and Honesty[6]
—Tyrone Jensen

What do you believe are the core responsibilities for someone elected to this office?

To uphold the Oath of Office. Also to listen to the people in the State or District they are elected for because, at the end of the day, we work for them, not our constituents![6]
—Tyrone Jensen

What legacy would you like to leave?

A legacy of the normal American Hard Working man that made sure at the end of the day that we are a safe Nation and People.[6]
—Tyrone Jensen

What is the first historical event that happened in your life that you remember? How old were you at that time?

I was 19 and it was September 11th, 2001. That was the day that I never want to see again and vow to protect this nation from. That is also the day that I started to get into politics.[6]
—Tyrone Jensen

What was your very first job? How long did you have it?

My first job was in High School working for my mom and dad with their Taxi Cab company. During that time I also worked in Fast Food at Wendy’s[6]
—Tyrone Jensen

What happened on your most awkward date?

She dined and dashed[6]
—Tyrone Jensen

What is your favorite holiday? Why?

Favorite Holiday is the 4th of July. It’s hot, full of American Pride, and just the whole summertime feel. Then followed by Halloween and Christmas.[6]
—Tyrone Jensen

What is your favorite book? Why?

John Jakes North and South[6]
—Tyrone Jensen

If you could be any fictional character, who would you be?

Superman, so I could save the world![6]
—Tyrone Jensen

What is your favorite thing in your home or apartment? Why?

It is where my Mom and Dad were when they were alive.[6]
—Tyrone Jensen

What was the last song that got stuck in your head?

Jackson Five – I want you back[6]
—Tyrone Jensen

What is something that has been a struggle in your life?

Financial Stability and dealing with loss![6]
—Tyrone Jensen

What qualities does the U.S. Senate possess that makes it unique as an institution?

Communication between parties, and working with the President and the House![6]
—Tyrone Jensen

Do you believe that it’s beneficial for senators to have previous experience in government or politics?

Yes and No! Yes due to knowing the ins and outs, but as a man of Pro Term Limits, NO! Sometimes you need outsiders by and from the common man to step in and get the country going![6]
—Tyrone Jensen

What do you think of the filibuster?

Prolonging is not progress unless it is absolutely damning to the Nation and the People.[6]
—Tyrone Jensen

What criteria would you apply when deciding whether to confirm presidential appointees?

Are they a good human being and do they have a relationship with God[6]
—Tyrone Jensen

What do you perceive to be the United States’ greatest challenges as a nation over the next decade?

Terrorism, Global and National Food Shortages, Financial Cutbacks on Social Security Dependents like the Elderly and Mental & Physically disabled.[6]
—Tyrone Jensen

Do you believe it’s beneficial to build relationships with other senators?

Absolutely, because you work at a team![6]
—Tyrone Jensen

If you are not a current senator, are there certain committees that you would want to be a part of?

Yes, Senate Aging Committee, Budget, Education and the Workforce Committee, Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Science, Space, and Technology, Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Veterans’ Affairs, and Homeland Security[6]
—Tyrone Jensen

Is there a particular senator, past or present, whom you want to model yourself after?

Past is Abraham Lincoln and Present is Marco Rubio[6]
—Tyrone Jensen