Should Tom Jensen be the Next Laurel ...

Should Tom Jensen be the Next Laurel County Circuit Judge?

Created by answer please on Jun 13, 2012

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Its about a Large Retirement Check.

knows

London, KY

#1 Jun 14, 2012
It's already a done deal folks...
actually no its not

Liberty, KY

#2 Jun 14, 2012
knows wrote:
It's already a done deal folks...
not a done deal- rumor is if he has the chance to be in David Williams' shoes as Senate President obviously circuit judge will be small potatoes to him.
answer please

United States

#3 Jun 14, 2012
actually no its not wrote:
<quoted text>
not a done deal- rumor is if he has the chance to be in David Williams' shoes as Senate President obviously circuit judge will be small potatoes to him.
I dont believe Circuit Judge will be small Potatoes to him. A Circuit Judgeship is a full time position and pays a full time salary vs. a State Senate Seat which is a Part time Job. Since the pay is $125,000 a year. His retirement will be based on his last 4 years of state service.
http://courts.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/52014A5E-33...
answer please

United States

#4 Jun 14, 2012
According to an online resource a Kentucky State Senator makes $186.73 a day plus perdeim. I beleive this is when the Senate is in session.
According to the Courier Journal Mr. Jensen Salary as a State Senator is as follows:

JENSEN, TOM

SENATOR

DISTRICT 21

KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY

$22,560

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So he is looking at a STATE RETIREMENT Based on Twenty-two Thousand Dollars a year versus a STATE RETIREMENT based on One Hundred and Twenty-five thousand Dollars a year based on online resources.
answer please

United States

#5 Jun 14, 2012
hope not

United States

#6 Jun 14, 2012
Jensen is a major loser. Has a complete full face on the back side of his head, will say anything to anybody at the moment to get his way.
rephrase

United States

#7 Jun 14, 2012
answer please wrote:
<quoted text>I dont believe Circuit Judge will be small Potatoes to him. A Circuit Judgeship is a full time position and pays a full time salary vs. a State Senate Seat which is a Part time Job. Since the pay is $125,000 a year. His retirement will be based on his last 4 years of state service.
http://courts.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/52014A5E-33...
let me rephrase so that you'll understand. Small potatoes in terms of which he wants career wise between the two and my understanding is that he wants David Williams' spot. I've worked around the circuit court for many years. I don't need stats on circuit judgeship or what that judgeship entails. Trust me.
okay

United States

#8 Jun 14, 2012
answer please wrote:
According to an online resource a Kentucky State Senator makes $186.73 a day plus perdeim. I beleive this is when the Senate is in session.
According to the Courier Journal Mr. Jensen Salary as a State Senator is as follows:

JENSEN, TOM

SENATOR

DISTRICT 21

KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY

$22,560

Showing 1 to 1 of 1

So he is looking at a STATE RETIREMENT Based on Twenty-two Thousand Dollars a year versus a STATE RETIREMENT based on One Hundred and Twenty-five thousand Dollars a year based on online resources.
also, be aware that the online "resource" in which you are accessing does not always accurately reflect the actual money being made. For instance-the assistant commonwealth attorney position. You mean to say when it shows a salary of $2, 450 for them you are assuming that's precisely what they make? Nope. That's what the state pays them. The remainder of their salary comes from what the Commonwealth Attorney's budget allows for. Plus doing what he does now allows him to still bring in money on cases he defends. I can promise with what he pulls in clear off if one circuit criminal case would allow in itself for him to make at least what the circuit judge salary is. Obviously id hope you realize a Circuit judge cannot represent any clients-no offense to sound patronizing, but I figure I'd clarify everything since I am being 'spoonfed' information that is very simplistic to me in that I work in the court system so-as you are making sure I understand-I'm doing the same. There are plenty of reasons why he would continue as he has and trying to move on up. He's done just fine without a "circuit judgeship salary" up to this point. And yes, I do understand the benefit of his retiring a circuit judge. That's a plus for that side of it. Understood :-)
Voter

Cynthiana, KY

#9 Jun 16, 2012
NO!
Voter

London, KY

#10 Jun 16, 2012
Tom is a nice politican, but no jurist. We need jurist not politicans on the bench.
Jack

United States

#11 Jun 17, 2012
I think the voters should decide, not the Chief Justice!
we need a jurist

United States

#12 Jun 19, 2012
I believe this situation is an insult to the voters of Laurel County. Why should we vote a man into office simply because he wants to enrich himself with a larger retirement check? why should the govorner appoint a man to the office just to make sure he gets a big retirement check?
We need a Jurist! We need a man or woman who wants to dispense justice for the sake of justice. Not want a Job so he will draw a larger pay check and retirement.
sam

Frankfort, KY

#13 May 20, 2015
he ran for circuit judge in 2 elections and was not opposed in two elections. Apparently the lawyers must have a lot of respect for him.
In The Know

Indianapolis, IN

#14 May 20, 2015
we need a jurist wrote:
I believe this situation is an insult to the voters of Laurel County. Why should we vote a man into office simply because he wants to enrich himself with a larger retirement check? why should the govorner appoint a man to the office just to make sure he gets a big retirement check?
We need a Jurist! We need a man or woman who wants to dispense justice for the sake of justice. Not want a Job so he will draw a larger pay check and retirement.
Last time I checked, it was always about the money. If not money then they're rich to begin with and want the power. I don't care who you are but no one in the judicial system wants to do it because of the right thing! If that were true our judicial system would be almost perfect and an absolute to everything. Unfortunately, it's far from it.
very confused

Somerset, KY

#15 May 21, 2015
why are we talking about this?
Kentucky Concerned

Louisville, KY

#16 Mar 26, 2016
very confused wrote:
why are we talking about this?
Apparently because the subject has generated interest, dimwit. Tom Jensen has generated controversy during his public service and voters deserve the opportunity to question and evaluate.
really

Barbourville, KY

#18 Mar 26, 2016
Kentucky Concerned wrote:
<quoted text>
Apparently because the subject has generated interest, dimwit. Tom Jensen has generated controversy during his public service and voters deserve the opportunity to question and evaluate.
Stirring the septic tank here too are we. You went to a thread almost a year old to call someone a dimwit. In the other thread it's simply that there must be "something amiss" with him retiring.

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