Elected officials paid less than subordinates

Elected officials paid less than subordinates

Gov. John Kitzhaber makes less than 19 people who answer to him directly.

The woman elected to lead the seventh-largest state agency and Oregon's entire prosecutorial arm, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, makes less than 269 people in her own agency and less than every district attorney — the people elected to do her job on a county level.

This scenario is more pronounced for Rosenblum, but it applies to all of Oregon's elected officials. They're out-paid by their direct subordinates, often by significant amounts.

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