CHARLIE COLLINS

Former Republican state Rep. Charlie Collins got a promotion today to be commissioner of revenue for the Department of Finance Administration.

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He succeeds Walter Anger, a 29-year DFA employee who retired abruptly Sept. 6.

Collins, who had been chief innovative officer and lobbyist for the Department of Transformation and Shared Services, had been making about $97,000, according to the state salary website. He’ll be paid $134,406 in the new job and begin work next week. He had been a budget and policy manager at DFA previously. From a release, a statement by DFA secretary Larry Walther:

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“From responsibility for every state tax dollar collected to overseeing 134 Revenue Offices across the state, Commissioner of Revenue is a position that requires a unique skill set and leadership qualities. Following careful consideration, I am confident we have someone who meets and exceeds those requirements. I’m proud to welcome Charlie to DFA.”

Collins’ first day with DFA will be Tuesday, November 19.

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