About the Candidate

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

Age 37

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

  • Greater Salt Lake Area – Salt Lake City, West Valley, Murray, South Jordan, Glendale, Utah Valley – Orem & Provo  (10.5 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 – Marketing & Advertising, Sales, CSR (Current)
  • Political Author and Political Media Personality Podcaster (In Works)
  • Social Activist (Suicide & Bullying Prevention) 
  • Public Figure – Motivational Speaker (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

Utah Republican Party – Conservative Views

Jensen is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Ty Jensen is from Richfield, UT (Sevier County) where he attended High School and graduated in the early 2000’s. While in high school he worked at the local Wendy’s Restaurant 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 a local hardware store in their lumber yard, a place where hard work with blue collar working people was the only option. Tyrone’s Dad was drafted in the state of  North Carolina during the Korean War with the United States Army in the 82nd Airborne where he served proudly for our nation.

When September 11th, 2001 happened Russell told Tyrone to drive two Air Force Pilots who were on vacation traveling through Richfield at the time to Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, NV for free due to the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC. This is what took Ty 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 the 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 where he was with the Men’s Basketball team as a student assistant coach for 3 years or seasons. In desperate need of money, he opened up his entrepreneurial spirit with his own taxi cab 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 also 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 Services in the Salt Lake Valley in 2011 and is still coaching and training today across the state as well as being a high school basketball official in the winter months.

In 2012 a college coach who was a friend at UVU, said to come to SUU (Southern Utah University) in Iron County to do his college internship in Physical Education with the Men’s Basketball team in from 2012-13, in which he did. While at SUU, Ty got heavily involved with the political scene with the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics on campus. Early in the fall of 2012, he was invited to the student government group of the Mitt Romney campaign to help swing voters to then Presidential Candidate Mitt from then President Barack Obama. During the fall and spring semesters, he debated political established students and staff plus attended in political dealings at SUU and Dixie State University (Washington County) with debates and lectures.

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 Ty stayed on the political scene with the 2016 Republican Party and convinced many to vote for now President Donald J. Trump (45) even though earlier in the Republican candidate process he was on board with Florida Senator Marco Rubio before he resigned and went back to the U.S. Senate. 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 as well as the pharmaceutical end with it for his mom for those during years and still to this day with Medicare and Medicaid.

Since 2012 through today Ty 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, plus 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, 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 marketing and customer relations with a family owned retail store in Richfield, UT and constantly travels up and down I-15 and I-70 all over small town Utah. With the Campaign along with also with his personal business across America with Elite Basketball Training Service he can have more depth in the upcoming election cycle to challenge all opponents head on. In September 2019 he is started a separate conservative political talk website that is not connected with the campaign called rawandrealpolitics.com .

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 set this nation on the correct path.” “I love this Nation and our people; I will fight for us no matter what.”  – 5/18/18   

After Mitt Romney won the Senate Seat in the Utah 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. He will begin gathering republican voter signatures on Jan 6, 2020 and will sign officially his Candidacy Declaration with the Lt Governors office to be on the ballot on March 13, 2019. The Republican Primary is June 30th, 2020 and the General Election is November 3, 2020!