Former Politician Says He Was Overpaid, Underworked

November 1, 2012 11:00 PM

Former Politician Says He Was Overpaid, Underworked
" ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)- A former Adams County Commissioner says for two terms, he pocketed full-time pay for part-time work.

“If I was a taxpayer I’d be really ticked,” said Larry Pace, a Democrat, who served as an Adams County Commissioner from 2003 through 2011.

Pace, 73, made $87,300 in his final four years, even though he says he only worked part time.

“I would work about 22 hours, maybe,” said Pace. “That was it.”

On top of his comfortable salary, Pace says taxpayers also paid for his car and gas, cellphone, out of state conference trips and a benefit package that likely cost taxpayers another $30,000 per year.

“I do consider it a cush job,” Pace said.

Pace said he is speaking out now because Adams County voters are being asked to approve a measure on the November 6 ballot that would increase the number of Adams County commissioners from three to five, something Pace says is unnecessary.

“I see no value to spend $400,000 so two more individuals will come in and get a high paying job.”

Pace uses his own political career as exhibit A for why voters should defeat the measure "

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