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After absences criticized, Jenkins makes KPERS meeting

October 16, 2008

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— After missing three meetings, State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins made a meeting today of the state pension fund board of trustees.

Jenkins, a Republican, is running for the 2nd Congressional District seat.

And Democrats have criticized her for missing meetings of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System board.

Jenkins has missed 12 of the 47 meetings the KPERS board has had since she became treasurer in 2003.

She missed meetings in July, August and September. During that time, financial turmoil caused the value of KPERS assets to drop by nearly $1.1 billion.

Jenkins has said she kept up with KPERS business by e-mail.

Asked if Democrats had goaded her into attending, she said no.

Comments

George_Braziller 5 years, 9 months ago

Most boards have basic requirements for participation. You miss "x" number and you're off.

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tallgrassconservative 5 years, 9 months ago

I agree. If Kansans are looking for ethical and conservative leadership, they need to keep looking. Jenkins' antics and self-serving style represents everything that is bad about politics and politicians. In the childrens story "The Three Little Pigs", she reminds me of the first little pig who built the house of hay. We don't need her and we can do better, even with Boyda. (I just wish Boyda would get some better TV ads. They are horrible.)

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napoleon969 5 years, 9 months ago

Better late than never, I guess.

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texburgh 5 years, 9 months ago

The Democrats didn't "goad her into attending;" suddenly she thinks it might be expedient to show up. Public disgust is what goaded her into attending. Perhaps she was ashamed that she had failed to represent thousands of Kansans who depend on KPERS. But goaded she was - whether by disgust or shame. The fundamental question is - why should the people we elect to represent us (whether in Congress or on the KPERS board) have to be "goaded" into doing their jobs?I'm voting for Nancy Boyda.

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KEITHMILES05 5 years, 9 months ago

Just another politician sucking on the tit of the taxpayer and NOT doing their job.Glad she got caught.

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jhawks1234 5 years, 9 months ago

The real issue here is that Lynn is irresponsible to the citizens of the Sate of Kansas. If you have had no contact with this poor excuse for a politician, go to Sunflower on Demand and watch the channel 6 recording of her and Nancy Boyda debating. If this woman gets any significant vote count, we should all leave Kansas, because this snide, uninformed, unprepared excuse for a contender should not be elected to any office, let alone the federal one to which she aspires. Thinking that she would take any better care of the US budget than she does the relatively small KPERS account is, at best wishful thinking. She can not be the best opposition to Boyda there is. This is not who we want representing the state if we want to present an image of intelligent, thoughtful pride in ourselves.

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BigDog 5 years, 9 months ago

Are you saying they made decisions about moving KPERS investments during the meetings she missed?If not what was the KPERS Board going to do differently if she was there and would it have prevented this loss.The ANSWER is NO ..... the KPERS Board doesn't do the investing for KPERS.

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