Former Rep. Shooter Eligible For $600 A Month Before Taxes In State Pension
Now that Don Shooter has been expelled from public office, what happens to his taxpayer-funded pension and benefits? The law says, unless someone has committed a serious crime while working for the state, the money earned is owed and available.
Former Yuma Rep. Don Shooter worked a total of seven years as a state lawmaker, both in the House and Senate.
His fellow legislators just voted to expel him after allegations of sexual harassment.
Now that he is not a lawmaker, he’s eligible to collect his benefits under state law.
Working that long at $24,000 a year, Shooter can now apply for that pension, which would come out to around $600 a month before taxes for the rest of his life.
Officials say the 65-year-old has not yet applied for those benefits.