Revenue commissioner resigns to focus on ministry

(AP) — The commissioner of Alaska's Department of Revenue is resigning to focus on ministry work.

Randall Hoffbeck's last day will be Aug. 17.

Hoffbeck was one of the first appointments Gov. Bill Walker made after winning office in 2014. Hoffbeck was serving in Kenya with his wife on a short-term medical mission at the time.

In his resignation letter, Hoffbeck says it is time for him to "complete the call to ministry God has placed on my heart."

Hoffbeck says he had a sense of being done after the recent special session on oil and gas tax credits. He tells The Associated Press he didn't have the energy to gear up for the next fight.

He says he regrets not being able to deliver a complete fiscal plan for Alaska.

Deputy Revenue Commissioner Jerry Burnett will lead the department on an interim basis until Walker selects Hoffbeck's permanent replacement, according to a release from the governor's office.

08/01/2017 - 11:45am