Man resigns from job, takes pay cut to be alderman
Published: June 17,2013
BROOKHAVEN — Brookhaven alderman-elect Randy Belcher has decided to resign as a deputy sheriff and stay with his elected position.
Belcher was elected alderman in May. He is to take office July 1.
According to state law, Belcher could not simultaneously serve in two branches of government. The alderman’s post is considered legislative and the deputy’s executive.
Belcher tells the Daily Leader his research showed there would be a conflict of interest so he decided to go with his new city post. He says he didn’t want to let down the people who voted for him.
Belcher says his decision to leave the sheriff’s department will result in a $25,000 pay cut, but he is confident the overall outcome will be beneficial.
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