Jan. 7 was the first day candidates could file for the primary election in May. With Noblesville becoming a second class in 2015, this means that in addition to the mayoral race, two new seats will be available on the newly redistricted common council. Here are those that have filed and announced their candidacy:

Jensen filed paperwork seeking the newly redistricted Common Council District 2 seat.

“Several months ago, I started a dialogue with community members about the possibility of running for the Noblesville Council. Those conversations have been insightful and encouraging,” Jensen said.

The new District 2 encompasses residents in voting precincts Noblesville 11, 30, 31, 33, 34 and 36.

“The citizens of this community are excited and optimistic about the future,” Jensen said. “At the same time, Noblesville, like many communities, faces key challenges, and I am looking forward to working collaboratively towards positive solutions.”

Jensen, a longtime aide to former Lt. Governor Becky Skillman, now works in business development in the architectural and engineering field. He is a 2002 graduate of Noblesville High School, a 2006 graduate of Butler University and lives in Mill Grove subdivision with his wife, Julie, and son, CJ.

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