Delivery alert

There may be an issue with the delivery of your newspaper. This alert will expire at NaN. Click here for more info.

Recover password

Former state auditor up for Torrance County position

Wayne Johnson

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.

Subscribe now! Albuquerque Journal limited-time offer

Albuquerque Journal and its reporters are committed to telling the stories of our community.

• Do you have a question you want someone to try to answer for you? Do you have a bright spot you want to share?
   We want to hear from you. Please email or Contact the writer.