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Cameron County commissioners approve $6K pay raise for elected officials

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Cameron County commissioners approved a pay boost for themselves and other elected county officials during Tuesday commissioner's court meeting.

Cameron County elected officials will be getting an extra $6,000 a year starting in October. The pay bump does not apply to county department heads or employees.

The pay bump comes as different departments throughout the county — such as the district court, public health department and the sheriff's office — are asking for a salary increase for their employees.

Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. said the raise for elected leaders was a long time coming.

“It's been quite a while since we've given increases,” Treviño Jr. said. “Cameron County unfortunately from an elected official standpoint is still among the lowest pay, so we're trying to do something — we wanted to do something to address that.”

County commissioners are currently considering a 5% pay increase for all county employees.

 

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