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LETTER: Commissioners paid better than governors

Published on October 11, 2017 3:54PM


Umatilla County commissioners announced that two are running for re- election. George Murdock said his focus remains on the county’s financial management and stability. He is the commissioner responsible for the county budget and said he works closely with the chief financial officer and department heads to keep the county on a financially “prudent” path.

Umatilla County pays each of its three county commissioners more than Colorado pays its governor. Umatilla County commissioners’ salaries are $90,853 while Colorado’s governor brings in $90,000. Not to mention Maine’s governor only makes $70,000.

Sally Sundin

Walla Walla



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