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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Elected officials get pay raises

Some salaries rising as much as 10% this year


COLFAX — The Whitman County Citizens Comission adjusted salaries for all elected officials in June, with nearly all comissioned positions recieving a 10% increase for the 2023 year.

County Comissioners signed on to their salaries at a June comissioner meeting that left many confused about the pay increase they, and many others, recieved.

The wage increase follow an auditor’s report showing a 7% salary increase last year, excluding the sheriff who recieved a 10% cost of living adjustment last year.

Commisioners, for example, went from an annual salary of about $74,430 in 2021 to $76,40...

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