Several local officials already drawing public pensions
By CIGI ROSS
North County Times - Californian
December 25, 2010
...Dave Cowles, who was elected to a seat on the Vista City Council in November, said throughout the campaign that he ran for the post so he could use his experience as superintendent for the Vista Unified School District to benefit the city.
He served as the schools' chief from 1998 to 2006.
According to the California State Teachers' Retirement System, known as CalSTRS, Cowles earns almost $200,000 a year in retirement...