Kirkpatrick, Pearson decline pay increases Posted in: News Van Zandt County Judge Don Kirkpatrick and VZC Pct. 3 Commissioner Keith Pearson presented and released signed affidavits Sept. 26 announcing that they are declining their three percent salary increases. The three percent salary increases for all VZC elected officials and employees was approved by the VZC Commissioners Court Sept. 11 ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!