Feb 11, 2021 - News
The Polk County officials set to make more than Iowa's governor
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Polk County Supervisors are getting a pay raise. Photo courtesy of Polk County

Polk County’s elected officials will get a 3% pay hike starting July 1, approved this week in a 3-2 vote by the Board of Supervisors.

Driving the news: The increases were recommended by a county compensation board, which compared total compensation with like-sized counties.

Making the most each year:

  • County Attorney John Sarcone: $219,381
  • Sheriff Kevin Schneider: $182,549

The others will best Gov. Kim Reynolds' $130,000 annual salary (set by the Legislature) by $214:

  • Supervisors: Robert Brownell, Angela Connolly, Steve Van Oort, Tom Hockensmith, Matt McCoy
  • Auditor: Jamie Fitzgerald
  • Recorder: Julie Haggerty
  • Treasurer: Currently vacant following the death last month of Mary Maloney.

Voting against their raises: Brownell and McCoy

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