Alaska Revenue Commissioner to resign

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska Revenue Commissioner Randy Hoffbeck will resign from his position later this month, Governor Bill Walker announced Tuesday morning.

Hoffbeck’s last day will be August 17, at which point Deputy Commissioner Jerry Burnett will take over until the governor announces a new appointment.

“It is with mixed emotions that I have reluctantly accepted Randy’s resignation as revenue commissioner,” Walker wrote in a press release. “For three years, Randy has been an integral member of this administration, spearheading the state’s efforts to create a plan that steers Alaska toward a sustainable future.”

In his resignation letter to the governor, Hoffbeck said he plans to continue pursuing religious work after his departure. Hoffbeck completed a master of divinity degree in October 2014, around the time he was asked to join Walker’s administration.

“Although I consider the opportunity you have given me to serve in this capacity a privilege, and to work with you as an honor, I feel that it is time for me to complete the call to ministry God has placed on my heart,” Hoffbeck said in the letter.

According to the governor’s office, Hoffbeck had more than 30 years experience in tax administration, tax valuation and real estate appraisal. He previously worked as a petroleum property assessor for the state and as chief financial officer and chief of staff for the North Slope Borough.

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