(Hillsboro) The Jefferson County Council voted to approve a raise in pay for both the County Executive and Sheriff during Monday night’s council meeting. Jefferson County Executive Dennis Gannon says the salaries for both he and Sheriff Dave Marshak are much lower compared to leadership salaries in other counties and areas of similar sizes and populations.
Gannon says the passage of Proposition P a few years ago placed many members of the sheriff’s office command staff at a much higher salary compared to the sheriff himself.
The County Council passed the salary increases with a 6-0 vote on Monday night. Gannon’s salary will increase from $90,477 to $124,971, which is just over a 38 percent raise. Sheriff Marshak’s salary will move from $98,134 to $156,214, an increase of just over 59 percent. The new salary structure will begin in January of next year.