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Paddock donates council raise

Fort Wayne City Councilman Geoff Paddock, D-5th, will donate his raise to the United Way of Allen County. The council voted 7-2 on Dec. 18 to increase the pay of elected officials 2 percent, the same as city employees, with Paddock and Mitch Harper, R-4th, voting against the measure. City Council members received a salary of $21,500 before the pay raise; Paddock said the approximately $400 increase will go to United Way.

“Todd Stephenson, President and CEO of the local chapter, told me any new gift will receive matching funds from the Indiana Association of United Ways,” Paddock said. “So the local agency will actually receive $800 in new donations this year.”

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