Kirkpatrick, Pearson decline three percent salary increases Posted in: News Two Van Zandt County elected officials made a joint announcement Sept. 30 declining their three percent salary increases in the recently approved 2020-21 budget that went into effect Oct. 1. VZC Judge Don Kirkpatrick and VZC Pct. 3 Commissioner Keith 10.167 x 3 Pearson signed affidavits declining their three percent salary ...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!