Sheriff Omar Lucio, two other elected officials seeking raises

Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio and two other elected officials will have to wait for a pay raise.

The sheriff, Justice of the Peace Sallie Gonzalez and Pct. 2 Constable Abelardo Gomez were scheduled to make their argument today.

The three were supposed to meet before a county salary grievance committee, but not enough members showed up to hold a quorum.

City several reasons, Sheriff Lucio told Action 4 News that he TMs been in office for nine years and never received a significant raise.

The sheriff said he makes less than $100,000 and wants to a $25,000 dollar raise to be on with Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevio, who makes $145,000 per year.

Police chiefs in Brownsville, Harlingen and McAllen each make more than $110,000 per year.

Justice of the Peace Gonzalez is asking for a $9,000 per year raise while Constable Gomez is asking for a $7,000 per year raise.

County commissioners will meet next week to randomly select the remaining, necessary committee members who will then decide if these officials get the raise they are seeking.

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