Lubbock County Commissioners voted Monday not to give themselves a raise.
In fact, because of a tight budget, they voted to freeze all elected official's salaries. Even though Lubbock County salaries remain comparatively low, commissioners do not expect the freeze to keep people away from office.
"Right now, we're in the bottom 50% of counties that are similar in population to Lubbock County, but because of the cost of living in Lubbock County, I feel comfortable that we're in a good position to still recruit qualified people to run for public office," said Precinct One County Commissioner, Kenny Maines.
There are more than 30 elected officials in Lubbock County, ranging from County Commissioners to Constables.