Election winners and losers

As the old saying goes, ya win some, ya lose some. There were big winners last Tuesday thanks to the four Jackson County questions that promised hefty salary increases for a few elected officials. Clearly the big winners were:

Jackson County Sheriff Daryl Forte, Old salary: $103,771. New salary: $158,848.

Jackson County Executive Frank White. Old salary $145,350. New salary: $158,848.

County Prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker. Old salary: $133,342. New salary: $158,848.

Jackson County Legislators, old salary: $34,881. New salary: $49,907. Keep in mind this increase is times nine.

The big losers are Jackson County taxpayers who are on the hook for $229,625 in annual salary increases for a dozen, high level, County-elected officials. Given the median family income in Jackson County is a little over $49,000. This Dog thinks these highly paid brass-hats need to re-think takin’ that extra money.

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