Michael was born on March 16th 1976 in Roskilde, son of director Jesper Jensen and consultant Jette Jensen.
He has been taken an active part in politics since he was 14 years old. He became a member of the Randers Municipal Council in 1997, and in 2002 he was elected mayor of the Randers Municipality - as the youngest mayor in Denmark ever, and the first politician from The Liberal Party ever to become mayor of Randers, a post which had been held by members of The Labour Party since the 1950s.
He ran and was elected for a seat in the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) in February 2005. In November 2007 he was re-elected with 10,532 popular votes, which put him on the top-5 list of candidates in the Eastern Jutland district to receive most popular votes.
In September 2011 he was re-elected for the second time. Once again with more than 10.000 popular votes, enough to secure him a place among the three candidates in Eastern Jutland to recieve most popular votes.
Today, he is The Liberal Party's spokesman on culture and Vice Chairman of the Danish delegation to the Council of Europe as well as spokesperson on issues concerning information technology.
He is also member of the local council of 'Realkredit Danmark' (one of the largest mortgage credit providers in Denmark). Moreover, he is Chairman of the Liberal Party's internal European Affairs Committee, Vice Chairman of the ALDE (Liberal) group in the Council of Europe, member of the Danish Arts Foundation and of the representatives of the Danish Arts Council.
Education and Profession
He has a BSc (Economics) specialised in sales, from The Danish Commercial Academy, Randers. He worked as a sales and marketing coordinator at ProInfo A/S located in Randers from 1997 until he became mayor in 2002.
Publications and Awards
Received the »Medal of Merit« by The International Association of Lions Clubs, 2002.
Admitted as a member of 'Niels Ebbesens Venner' (Friends of Niels Ebbesen), 2002.