On February 4, 2020, Lucinda Mahoney was appointed commissioner of Alaska’s Department of Revenue by Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R).
Mahoney’s appointment comes after Bruce Tangeman resigned from the position in November of 2019 over differences with the governor. In his resignation letter, Tangeman stated, “The message you campaigned on and continue to stress was based on a math equation that would lead us toward fiscal responsibility. It has become apparent that the appetite by many for the level of budget reductions required to balance this math equation will be difficult to realize.” Tangeman commended Governor Dunleavy on the challenges he has undertaken in the state and said he believes that the governor has the best of intentions for Alaska’s future.
In Alaska, the governor is responsible for filling revenue commissioner vacancies by appointment, subject to legislative confirmation.
Mahoney is the 22nd commissioner of Alaska’s department of revenue. As principal executive officer, Mahoney is responsible for providing general supervision and directing the activities of the department. Alaska’s Department of Revenue enforces the tax laws of the state, registers cattle brands, manages the power development fund, and collects, invests and manages revenue.
Mahoney’s professional experience includes working as a business consulting company owner, as well as working for the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation and ARCO.
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- Anchorage Daily News: “Alaska Revenue Commissioner Bruce Tangeman will resign”
- Tangeman resignation letter