Local Sierra Club and campaign organizer Tom Jensen has been named one of Seven who will matter in 2007 by the Raleigh News and Observer. Congratulations Tom!
Tom Jensen has worked on two dozen political campaigns. He writes weekly columns for a local newspaper. He helps edit a local political blog. He’s on Chapel Hill’s planning board.
And he is 23.
I’m a recent fan of Tom’s. I’ve been impressed as hell how he can run a serious campaign, handle a direct personal attack, write a ton, and have GREAT liberal Democrat politics. My sincere hope is that he sticks around Chapel Hill and runs for office. PLEASE TOM! Please run for Chapel Hill Town Council! We need young people with your talents and values. Help usher a new vision into our local political scene.
Fact is Tom is so talented that any local, state, or national Dem campaign would be lucky to hire him. So if he goes off and helps other progressive candidates get elected I won’t be too disappointed. 🙂
[Hat Tip to Sally Greene for blogging this.]