Buck to give up two months pay while he campaigns

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) – Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck plans to give up two months pay while he campaigns for the U.S. Senate.

The Greeley Tribune says Buck drafted a letter to Weld County Commissioners about the issue Monday.

Buck earns $140,000 a year and will give up $11,666 in pay for September and October.

Assistant District Attorney Michael Rourke will oversee the office while Buck campaigns against democratic Sen. Michael Bennet.

However, Buck says he’ll stay in regular contact with his office while he’s on the campaign trail.

Buck Spokesman Owen Loftus says Buck remained on the job full time during the primary race against Jane Norton and didn’t give up any pay.

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