Geddes Resigns as Chair of Idaho State Tax Commission


According to the Associated Press, former state legislator and current Chairman of the Idaho State Tax Commission Bob Geddes is resigning his seat with the commission.

Geddes was named to the state position in January 2011 by Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter after the Tax Commission was embattled in controversy after complaints that the former chairman, Royce Chigbrow, was giving favors to family and friends, as well as inappropriately handling public money. Chigbrow later resigned.

According to the AP, Geddes plans to return to his previous employer, Monsanto, and submitted his letter of resignation to the governor on Feb. 7. His last day at the post will be Tuesday, Feb. 21. Geddes had never formally left Monsanto—which makes Roundup—but instead took a one-year leave of absence with the option to return.