Sedgwick County commissioners, the sheriff and the register of deeds pledged recently at a meeting that they would forego a raise next year, finding it more important that their staff get pay bumps.
Since then, the county’s other elected officials say they too won’t take a raise.
Commissioners recently approved, with a 4-1 vote, a 2 percent pool for merit raises. Chairman Karl Peterjohn voted against awarding raises, saying the economy is too uncertain.
Linda Kizzire, who will be sworn in in January as county treasurer, said today she won’t take a raise. So did Kelly Arnold, the county clerk.
District attorney Nola Foulston’s salary is set by state statute. Foulston’s salary did not increase in 2009, this year and is not increasing in 2011.