Accountability. Transparency. Integrity.

Wayne Johnson entered public service to hold public servants accountable and to build an open, transparent government. He began his work at Bernalillo County where he passed the state's strongest transparency law. In December 2017, Governor Martinez appointed him to the vacant State Auditor's position. It's a perfect fit for Auditor Johnson who has dedicated the office to revealing how tax dollars are being used and to making sure that all public bodies in New Mexico abide by their policies and the law.

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When Does $8 million = $30 million?

How do you fill an $8 million budget deficit? If you’re Bernalillo County the answer is simple – impose $30 million in new taxes! On March 28th, the Bernalillo County Commission will take final action on its latest tax increase, an increase that will impose an additional 3/16ths of a cent tax on every purchase…

Questioning the Ballot Questions

Today, the Bernalillo County Commission will take up a question of grave importance. In a “special meeting,” the commission will make a decision regarding whether to include two city questions on the General Election ballot in November. One nearly doubles the amount of your tax dollars going to mayoral candidates who choose to go the…


A failure to plan is a plan to fail. From small family businesses to large corporations, leaders realize that you have to know where you’re going and have an idea how to get there. Rarely is that path is set in stone as shorter or better paths may present themselves. But you do have to…

Poor Decisions

There’s a television commercial that features four scared and pursued teenagers who choose to hide behind a curtain wall of chain saws instead of heading for the running getaway vehicle. While the teens take refuge behind the chainsaws and the creepy “killer” looks on, the announcer says “if you’re in a horror movie, you make…

New County Buildings and Specialty Taxes

Shocked. Stunned. Surprised. Alarmed. Those were my reactions to the news that Bernalillo County is even considering a plan to purchase a new building for the purpose of “efficiency” and “consolidation.” As you may have heard, the county is just coming out of what can only be characterized as a financial crisis. A crisis precipitated…


Mar 20, 2018 @ 15:43
UPDATE: This morning they broke into my parents house. Tonight they’re guests at MDC. Wonder whose room they’ll be standing in tomorrow morning? Thank you APD. #ThankYouToTheBlue WayneAJohnson photo
Mar 20, 2018 @ 5:24
Hundreds of officers receiving street survival training today and tomorrow. These are our heroes not movie stars or politicians. They risk their lives so that we can live our lives in peace and prosperity. To the men and women of law enforcement I say #thankyoutotheblue. WayneAJohnson photo
Mar 11, 2018 @ 6:54
Standing room only in Luna County to hear how I find waste and fight fraud and abuse as your State Auditor. Whether it’s $12k missing in Silver City or over spending in Cibola County, I keep a close eye on your tax dollars and those who spend them. #nmpol #wjauditor2018 WayneAJohnson photo

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