When Colorado Republicans heard Dick Wadhams would be returning to his home state after last fall’s election, they knew they badly wanted him on board as state party chair – badly enough to scrounge up more than $100,000 for his annual salary. Not bad, especially considering state party chairs are traditionally unpaid. Colorado Democratic Party Chair Pat Waak doesn’t take a salary, and neither did Wadhams’ recent predecessors.
Sherry Jackson, Colorado state Dems executive director, is paid about $52,000 annually, and her GOP counterpart, Hans Gullickson, is paid about $57,000 annually, according to Federal Election Commission records.
More after the jump…The state Dems also pay political director Bill Compton and technology director Mike Weissman. Their yearly salaries total about $70,000.
Besides Wadhams and Gullickson, the Colorado Republican GOP pays salaries for three other staffers totaling about $125,000.