One Elected Lubbock County Official Gets Raise - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/22/08

One Elected Lubbock County Official Gets Raise

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Another elected county official will get a raise, even after Lubbock County Commissioners voted 3-2 last week to not increase their salaries.

Friday, the Salary Grievance Committee voted unanimously to increase the salary of Justice of the Peace Jim Hanson, who filed a grievance in accordance with local government code.

"Well frankly, I think the statement; 'You know what the salary was when you ran for office' is stupid. I'd be making $29,850 if I was making what I made when I took office back in 1991, and things change. My work load went from $5,000 to $10,000, so that argument doesn't hold any water," Judge Jim Hanson said.

"The grievance community, which is made up of nine selected citizens throughout Lubbock County, voted (Friday) to increase Justice of the Peace Jim Hanson's salary to $55,840 after hearing his presentation," County Commissioner Bill McCay said.

Judge Hanson was the only elected official to go before the salary grievance committee.

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