Jul 12 2006
Governor Huntsman reappoints Tax Commissioner
Bruce Johnson set to serve another 4-year-term
Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman announced today he has asked Tax Commissioner Bruce Johnson to serve another term on the commission. His name has been sent to the Utah State Senate for reconfirmation.
"Bruce has the respect of the people in the tax community and I appreciate his continued willingness to serve," Huntsman said.
Johnson was originally appointed to the commission by former Governor Michael Leavitt in October 1998.
Prior to his appointment, Bruce was a partner in the law firm of Holme Roberts & Owen LLP, where he litigated state and local tax disputes and advised clients on state and local tax issues, tax exemption issues, and issues relating to tax exempt municipal financing. Johnson also worked as a trial attorney for the Tax Division of the U. S. Department of Justice.
Bruce 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.