ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Former State Auditor Wayne Johnson is being considered for the position of Torrance County manager, Johnson confirmed Monday.
His name appeared on the Torrance County Commission notice of regular meeting for Wednesday, under a public hearing item listed as “Contract for Wayne Johnson, related to County Manager.”
“I don’t know how it will go, so we’ll have to wait and see,” he told the Journal. “I think the position fits well with my background, and my work with Bernalillo County and with my job as state auditor.”
Johnson previously served as the Republican District 5 representative on the Bernalillo County Commission from 2010 to 2017.
Former Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Johnson to serve as state auditor in December 2017, succeeding fTim Keller, who was elected mayor of Albuquerque. Johnson was a candidate in the mayoral race.
Johnson was born in Albuquerque and attended Sandia High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in university studies from the University of New Mexico.