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About the Tax Commissioners

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Commission Chair

John L. Valentine

Appointed and confirmed in September 2014. Graduated from Brigham Young University in accounting and economics. Obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from J. Reuben Clark Law School. A tax attorney with Howard, Lewis & Petersen, in Provo, Utah, and an adjunct Professor of Law in real property and tax at BYU Law School. Former member of the Utah House of Representatives and Utah Senate. Served as President of the Utah Senate.

 

Commissioner Cragun

Commissioner

Michael Cragun

Appointed by Governor Herbert and confirmed by the Utah State Senate in 2009. Served as Lt. Governor Herbert's deputy chief of staff. Served as a Davis County Commissioner. Obtained a bachelor's degree from BYU and a Juris Doctorate degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

 

Commissioner Pero

Commissioner

Robert P. Pero

Appointed by Governor Herbert and confirmed by the Utah State Senate in 2013. Served as Carbon County Clerk/Auditor, County Board of Equalization Clerk, and chair of the Utah Association of Counties Revenue and Taxation Steering Committee. Previously worked in the mining and defense industries and graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in business and economics.

 

Commissioner Rockwell

Commissioner

Rebecca L. Rockwell

A state and local tax attorney with over two decades of experience in Utah state government. She has extensive knowledge of the Utah tax code, tax case law, and administrative rules and procedures. Participated in the drafting of multiple tax code recodifications. Has provided legal counsel to the Utah State Legislature on issues including taxation, legislative process, complex transactions, economic incentives, legislative compensation, and public finance. Obtained a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Utah and a Juris Doctorate degree from J. Reuben Clark Law School.