New Jersey mayor seeks $72,000 salary after cutting predecessor's to $21,000 while on council

The new mayor of one New Jersey city wants to boost his salary to $72,000 after cutting his predecessor's to $21,000 when he served on the City Council.

Rahway Mayor Samson Steinman says former Mayor Rick Proctor did not work full time.

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Steinman tells the Home News Tribune ( ) he deserves the $51,000 raise because he intends to be a full-time mayor once he resigns from his $45,000-a-year job as business administrator in Bound Brook.

Steinman says he would save $80,000 a year by eliminating the city's business administrator position. He would also fulfil the role of the assistant business administrator, who retired this year.

Rahway occupies 4 square miles and is home to more than 28,000 residents.

A hearing and vote on the salary is scheduled for May 11.


Information from: Home News Tribune (East Brunswick, N.J.) ,