New York

New York State Public Service Commission

(PSC)

services regulated
Electricity Natural Gas Telecommunications Water

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Commissioners

Number of Seats7

Rory M. Christian

Democrat
Chair | Appointed
518-474-7080
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Andrew Cuomo

Democrat
Governor

James S. Alesi

Republican
Commissioner | Appointed
518-474-7080
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Andrew M. Cuomo

Democrat
Governor

John B. Howard

Democrat
Commissioner | Appointed
518-473-4252
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Andrew M. Cuomo

Democrat
Governor

Diane Burman

Republican
Commissioner | Appointed
(518) 473-4252
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Andrew M. Cuomo

Democrat
Governor

Tracey A. Edwards

Democrat
Commissioner | Appointed
516-490-2345
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Andrew M. Cuomo

Democrat
Governor

David J. Valesky

Independent
Commisioner | Appointed
518-474-7080
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Andrew Cuomo

Democrat
Governor

John B. Maggiore

Democrat
Commissioner | Appointed
518-474-7080
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Andrew Cuomo

Democrat
Governor

Commissioner Selection Details

Selection Method Appointed
Chairperson Selection
Appointment Process
Term length 6 Years
Term limit
Bipartisan Requirement No more than three commissioners may belong to the same political party unless the number of commissioners shall exceed five, and in such...

Bipartisan Requirement

No more than three commissioners may belong to the same political party unless the number of commissioners shall exceed five, and in such event no more than four commissioners may belong to the same political party.

Commissioner Prequalifications There are statutory qualifications to becoming a commissioner, as follows: "Each commissioner and each person appointed to office by the...

Commissioner Prequalifications

There are statutory qualifications to becoming a commissioner, as follows: "Each commissioner and each person appointed to office by the chairman shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office. The oaths of office other than those of a commissioner shall be filed in the office of the commission. No person shall be eligible for appointment or shall hold the office of commissioner or be appointed to, or hold, any office or position under the commission, who holds any official relation to any person or corporation subject to the supervision of the commission, or who owns stocks or bonds of any such corporation."

PUC Jurisdiction and Enabling Authority

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