Arkansas

Arkansas Public Service Commission

(PSC)

services regulated
Electricity Natural Gas Gas Pipelines and Safety Telecommunications Water

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Commissioners

Number of Seats3
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Ted Thomas

Republican
Chairman | Appointed
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Appointed By

Asa Hutchinson

Republican
Governor

NARUC Committees

  • Committee on Electricity
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Kimberly A. O'Guinn

Unknown party
Commissioner | Appointed
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Asa Hutchinson

Republican
Governor
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Elana C. Wills

Independent
Commissioner | Appointed
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Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Michael D. "Mike" Beebe

Democrat
Governor

NARUC Committees

  • Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Commissioner Selection Details

Selection Method Appointed
Chairperson Selection
Appointment Process
Term length 6 Years
Term limit
Bipartisan Requirement None

Bipartisan Requirement

None

Commissioner Prequalifications There are statutory qualifications to becoming a commissioner, as follows: "one (1) of whom shall be a lawyer. (2) Each...

Commissioner Prequalifications

There are statutory qualifications to becoming a commissioner, as follows: "one (1) of whom shall be a lawyer. (2) Each commissioner shall have resided in the state for five (5) years and shall be a qualified elector. (b) Each commissioner before entering on his or her duties shall take the oath prescribed by the Constitution, shall swear that he or she is not pecuniarily interested in any public utility or affiliate, or any public carrier or affiliate therewith, as employee, stockholder, or security holder. (c) Each commissioner shall execute a bond to the State of Arkansas in the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), conditioned for the faithful discharge and performance of his or her duties."

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