New Montgomery County Attorney Marc Hansen will take a nearly 9 percent pay cut from his predecessor.

He'll bank a meager $190,000, said County Executive Ike Leggett in a memo to the County Council. Former County Attorney Leon Rodriguez made more than $206,000 a year. 

Hansen will join dozens of local officials with salaries that rival those in some of the nation's most powerful positions.

The County Council must confirm the appointment.