Financial advisor Jeremy Jensen says he's lived in Grand
Island since he was five years old.
Known by many as Grand Island Senior High's boys soccer coach, he says he wants to help the city build a better team.
Jensen was a last minute addition to the race – he didn't turn in his paperwork until Monday, the last day to file. He says that's because it was a big decision, but one he's been thinking about for months.
The husband and father of three says he does not believe Grand Island is in a bad place, but does think the city needs a change starting at the top.
"I really think it needs to have somebody in leadership that is willing to hand over the reins and really make it a collaborative effort where you have very key people in key roles that basically handle the day–to–day operations with their expertise," says Jensen.
He says his vision for the city can be summed up in a sports analogy – the city administrator should be the head coach, while the mayor should be like a general manager.
Jensen will be running against two others for the spot – current Mayor Jay Vavricek and current city council president Chuck Haase.
Only two names will be on the ballot come November – the two with the most votes from the May primary will move on to the general election.