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Who earns what…

What state officials are paid now:

Gov. Chris Gregoire: $150,995
Attorney General Rob McKenna: $137,268
Supreme Court Justices: $145,636
Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown: $44,311
Lt. Gov. Brad Owen: $78,930

What some of their peers are paid:
Tacoma City Manager: $189,444
Richland City Manager: $150,756
King County Prosecutor: $168,372
Spokane Mayor: $138,768
Spokane Valley City Manager: $131,844
Spokane Deputy Mayor: $131,652
Olympia City Manager: $126,456

What some non-elected public employees earn:
Secretary of Transportation Doug MacDonald: $162,560
Department of Social and Health Services Secretary Robin Arnold-Williams: $158,000
Office of Financial Management Director Victor Moore: $158,000
Corrections Secretary Harold Clarke: $137,160
Department of Ecology Director Jay Manning: $137,160
Secretary of Health Mary Selecky: $137,160

Source: Washington Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials


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