Bruce Johnson, Commissioner Tax
Bruce Johnson was appointed to the Utah State Tax Commission in 1998 by Governor Mike Leavitt. Prior to his service as a Tax Commissioner, Mr. Johnson was a partner in the law firm of Holme Roberts & Owen LLP, where he litigated state and local tax disputes. He also advised clients on state and local tax issues, tax exemption issues, and issues relating to public financing. Additionally, he worked as a trial attorney for the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Commissioner Johnson graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in accounting, cum laude, and is a Certified Public Accountant. He received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University where he was a J. Reuben Clark Scholar. Bruce was named Utah State Bar's 1994-95 "Tax Practitioner of the Year".