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Study Reveals Rockland's Top-Paid Elected Officials

Haverstraw town Supervisor Howard T. Philips came in third with a salary of $115,790, according to a Journal News/lodhud.com analysis.
Haverstraw town Supervisor Howard T. Philips came in third with a salary of $115,790, according to a Journal News/lodhud.com analysis. Photo Credit: Provided
Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence came in second with a salary of $145,574, according to a study by Journal News/lohud.com.
Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence came in second with a salary of $145,574, according to a study by Journal News/lohud.com. Photo Credit: File photo
Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann, who makes $170,309 a year, is the highest paid elected official in Rockland County, according to a study by Journal News/lohud.com.
Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann, who makes $170,309 a year, is the highest paid elected official in Rockland County, according to a study by Journal News/lohud.com. Photo Credit: Provided
Spring Valley Mayor Demeza Delhomme pulls down $115,000 a year which makes his salary the fourth highest in Rockland County, according to a Journal News/lodhud.com analysis.
Spring Valley Mayor Demeza Delhomme pulls down $115,000 a year which makes his salary the fourth highest in Rockland County, according to a Journal News/lodhud.com analysis. Photo Credit: File
Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart comes in at No. 5, with a salary of $104,503, according to a Journal News/lodhud.com analysis.
Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart comes in at No. 5, with a salary of $104,503, according to a Journal News/lodhud.com analysis. Photo Credit: andy stewart

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann gets a bigger paycheck than any other elected official in Rockland County and also makes more than the top-earner in Westchester, according to an analysis by Journal News/lohud.com.

The Journal News/lohud.com study compaired Hoehmann’s $170,309 annual salary to that of Mike Spano’s, who makes $156,100 as mayor of Yonkers, a city that, the media outlet pointed out, has a population more than twice the size of Clarkstown’s.

Following Hoehmann, the Journal News/lohud.com study found, were: Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence ($145,574); Haverstraw town Supervisor Howard T. Phillips ($115,790); Spring Valley Mayor Demeza Delhomme ($115,000) and Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart ($104,503).

A good chunk of elected officials in Rockland County have not been shy about giving themselves raises, but the size of the salary bumps don’t seem to follow one set pattern,  the Journal News/lohud.com story said.

Journal News/lohud.com pointed out that New Square's mayor, Israel Spitzer, had gotten a $75,000 hike because of a change in the government's set-up, while Haverstraw's village mayor, Michael Kohut, got a 50 percent, or $21,000, increase because his position had changed into a full-time one.

The analysis, which compared Rockland salaries and raises to those of elected officials in Westchester, did not address pay for other positions such as comptrollers and clerks, because, Journal News/lohud.com said, some of those could be appointed instead of elected.

To read the Journal News/lohud.com report, click here.

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