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JOHNSON 2014The Commissioner of the Revenue Office is headed by Page Johnson. The Commissioner of the Revenue is one of five Commonwealth of Virginia Constitutional Officers. The others are Clerk of the Court, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Treasurer and Sheriff. The position was originally created in 1786. However, the modern Commissioner of the Revenue position was created in 1869 when the Virginia Constitution was rewritten and Virginia was readmitted to the Union following the Civil War.

The Commissioner of the Revenue is the chief tax assessing officer for the local government. Commissioners of the Revenue serve a four year term at the pleasure of the voters. Two Constitutional Officers, the Commissioner of the Revenue and the Treasurer directly represent the citizens of the City of Fairfax. City of Fairfax residents are also served by the Fairfax County Clerk of the Court, Commonwealth’s Attorney, and Sheriff, of under a contract agreement.

Page Johnson is serving his fifth term as the City of Fairfax Commissioner of the Revenue, one of five Commonwealth of Virginia Constitutional Officers representing the citizens of Fairfax). As Commissioner, Johnson is the Chief Assessing Officer of the City of Fairfax. He is the Chairman of the Northern Virginia Cigarette Tax Board; a member of the board of Historic Fairfax City, Inc., and editor of their newsletter – the Fare Facs Gazette;  past-President of the Commissioner of Revenue Association of Virginia; past president of the Fairfax Noonday Optimist Club; a former member (and secretary) of the Board of Visitors of George Mason University; past president of the Historical Society of Fairfax County. He is the author of Off to War: The Virginia Volunteers in the War with Mexico (2002), and Brothers and Cousins:  Confederate Soldiers and Sailors of Fairfax County, Virginia (1995).  Johnson is a lifelong resident of the City of Fairfax and a graduate of George Mason University (B.S, Finance). He is a fifth generation native of Fairfax, eleventh generation Virginian, and a direct lineal descendant of two signers of the Declaration of Independence – Governor Thomas Nelson, Jr. and Carter Braxton.  He resides in the Orchard Knolls neighborhood with his wife, Susan. They have two grown sons.

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