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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