Washington

Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission

(UTC)

services regulated
Electricity Natural Gas Gas Pipelines and Safety Rail Telecommunications Transportation Water Solid Waste Disposal (Landfills)

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Commissioners

Number of Seats3
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David W. Danner

Democrat
Chairman | Appointed
360-664-1208
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Jay R. Inslee

Democrat
Governor
NARUC PositionBoard of Directors Member

NARUC Committees

  • Chair
  • Committee on International Relations; Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment
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Philip B. Jones

Republican
Appointed
360-664-1169
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Christine O. Gregoire

Democrat
Governor
NARUC PositionBoard of Directors Member

NARUC Committees

  • Committee on Critical Infrastructure; Committee on International Relations; Committee on Telecommunications
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Ann Rendahl

Democrat
Appointed
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Jay R. Inslee

Democrat
Governor

NARUC Committees

  • Committee on Consumer Affairs; Committee on Electricity

Commissioner Selection Details

Selection Method Appointed
Chairperson Selection
Appointment Process
Term length 6 Years
Term limit
Bipartisan Requirement No more than two commissioners may belong to the same political party.

Bipartisan Requirement

No more than two commissioners may belong to the same political party.

Commissioner Prequalifications There are statutory qualifications to becoming a commissioner, as follows: "Each commissioner shall be a qualified elector of this state...

Commissioner Prequalifications

There are statutory qualifications to becoming a commissioner, as follows: "Each commissioner shall be a qualified elector of this state and no person in the employ of or holding any official relation to any corporation or person, which corporation or person is subject in whole or in part to regulation by the commission, and no person owning stocks or bonds of any such corporation or who is in any manner pecuniarily interested therein shall be appointed or hold the office of commissioner or be appointed or employed by the commission: PROVIDED, That if any such person shall become the owner of such stocks or bonds or become pecuniarily interested in such corporation otherwise than voluntarily, he shall within a reasonable time divest himself of such ownership or interest, and failing to do so his office or employment shall become vacant."

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