Cortez denies having second pension
September 9, 2010
“Let me set the record straight. Cortez has one pension,” said Cortez campaign manager John Allen of Paso Robles. “That pension is a result of his retirement from Pismo Beach Police Department under the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). Unlike his opponent, Cortez is also a 5-year veteran of our United States military. He was Honorably Discharged – No Pension.”
Allen went on to point out that Cortez and opponent Ian Parkinson currently each has one pension and that it will take two terms in office as Sheriff for either man to qualify for a second pension.
Cortez and Parkinson are in the runoff for San Luis Obispo County Sheriff in an election set for Nov. 2.