Local/Regional News
4:46 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

State Senator Tom Jensen Dropping His Re-Election Bid

LONDON, Ky. -  State Senator Tom Jensen is planning to drop his bid for re-election.  Kentucky Public Radio has learned that the London Republican will run instead for circuit judge in Laurel and Knox counties.

Jensen, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is unopposed for re-election. He served in the House from 1989 through 1996 and the Senate since 2005.

Jensen said he had planned to run later for a term as circuit judge, but the seat came open this month with the unexpected resignation of Judge John Knox Mills.

Jensen said he plans to file this week or early next week to run for the remaining two years of Mills' term.