Elected officials in Arizona aren't paid enough, but now is not a good time to be giving raises, the Commission on Salaries for Elected State Officers decided.

Two of the five members of the appointed commission supported recommending salary increases for judicial members and the governor, but they were voted down by the others, who also argued that there was not enough time to accurately decide increases.

Commission member Joseph A. Kanefield, a Ballard Spahr partner in Phoenix, wanted to increase the pay of Supreme Court justices, appellate court and superior court judges, and county court clerks by about $15,000 a year. He argued that low judicial pay discourages the best candidates from seeking such positions. Mr. Kanefield also supported increasing the governor's pay to $110,000 from $95,000.