SANTA FE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Bernalillo County Commissioner and business owner Wayne Johnson as New Mexico State Auditor.
Johnson is currently serving his second term as a Bernalillo County Commissioner where he was elected as Vice Chair in 2016. Johnson is also the owner and president of Vista Media Productions, Inc. and a member of the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority.
“It is very clear from Wayne Johnson’s background that he will put the interests of New Mexicans first as State Auditor,” said Governor Susana Martinez. “As a county commissioner, he has championed transparency, ethics, and accountability. I am very confident that he will bring those same standards to the auditor’s office.”
Johnson will hold the position through the next general election.
“It is an honor to be appointed by Governor Martinez to serve our great state as Auditor,” said Johnson. “The people of New Mexico deserve the best. I am more than ready to take on this challenge. Making sure we are holding the necessary agencies and people accountable is critical to maintaining public trust. I will not let my fellow New Mexicans down.”
Johnson has a long history as an active member of the community as a member of the Kirtland Air Force Base Joint Land Use Sustainability Committee, the ABC Community Schools Partnership, and the board of directors of the Mid Region Council of Governments. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.