Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

John Chavez Resigns As Taxation Boss.(New Mexico)

Byline: David Miles Journal Capitol Bureau

Legislators See Loss of Expertise

SANTA FE State Taxation and Revenue Secretary John Chavez, who saw the department through some difficult times but won the respect of many lawmakers, has resigned.

Chavez said Friday that he is considering a position with the federal government in Washington, D.C., and a job with an Albuquerque business.

"I have two good opportunities that I have to make a decision on," Chavez said during an interview. He declined to provide specifics about his job prospects.

Chavez has been taxation and revenue secretary since January 1995, the beginning of Gov. Gary Johnson's first term. …

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