Last time I checked, this was the yearly salary of the Sheriff of Los Angeles County. I've been having trouble finding out how the position of sheriff became the highest paying elected post in the United States. What rational did the the County Board of Supervisors (or whoever) use to decide he should be paid so much? Were they afraid qualified law enforcement personel wouldn't run for the position if they didn't offer such lucrative compensation?
(I'll bet LA County could get about 20 Andy Taylors for that price.)