Newsmakers: Deputy Attorney General Ray Taffora
Deputy Attorney General Ray Taffora has held two of the top jobs in state government – day-to-day administrator of the state Department of Justice for four years, and legal counsel to former Gov. Tommy G. Thompson from 1987-91. He’s one of a number of anonymous professionals who often play key roles in controversial decisions, which are then announced by their boss. In a Newsmakers interview on Dec. 7, Taffora talked about the decision-making process at the top levels of state government and how those who hold those jobs know they have no job security. Taffora has resigned as deputy attorney general, effective Jan. 7, to return to the private practice of law.