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Loudoun County administrator given his second raise in less than a year, salary bumped to $244K

In the final meeting of their term Wednesday, Loudoun supervisors awarded County Administrator Tim Hemstreet his second raise in less than a year, increasing Hemstreet’s salary 6 percent to nearly $244,000.

The county's governing body approved the pay hike 8-0, with Supervisor Ken Reid (R-Leesburg) abstaining.

Supervisors approved a 3 percent raise for Hemstreet in January.

While the raises officially came in the same calendar year, Hemstreet's evaluations, which were linked to his pay bumbs, were completed in December 2014 and December of this year.

Hemstreet came to Loudoun County in 2009 from management posts with the City of Miami Beach, Florida. His beginning salary was $207,000.

County Attorney Leo Rogers, who has been on the job for a year, also received a raise. He'll now make $220,000.

"When we hired Mr. Rogers we did not propose a salary that was really comparable with what was happening in the region," outgoing Chairman Scott York (R-At Large) said.

Supervisors reasoned that both raises were in line with what similar jurisdictions pay their administrators and attorneys. The county administrator and attorney are the only two positions in the county hired directly by the Board of Supervisors.

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Another highly paid paper-pushing bureaucrat.

Hemstreet has abused his power a few times. His wife happens to be president of Central Loudoun Little League and on a few occasions after rain forced all other parks and fields to close, he has ordered the Parks and Recreation Dept. to get fields open that his son’s team is playing on. The Parks and Rec maintenance team have felt strong armed by this behavior as it is bad for the fields and clearly shows favoritism because of the position his wife is in.

Funny how these raises and the 21 million dollar firing range all come after the election. We get a bump of backlash but does collusion come into play or merely coincidence?

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