Colo. Secretary of State Plans to Moonlight at Law Firm to Help with $68K Government Salary
The newly elected Colorado secretary of state says his $68,500 annual salary represents a pay cut of more than 50 percent from his old law firm job.
The plan has not been popular with everyone; some observers have pointed to the fact that his former law firm focuses on election law as a particular problem.
But “he’s got a young family, and he just took a pay cut to take this job. It’s real life,” a Gessler spokesman tells the Associated Press.
The spokesman, Rich Coolidge, didn’t say how much Gessler expects to be paid by his law firm.