State Senate confirms UTC Commissioner Philip Jones' reappointment

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Olympia, Wash., April 25, 2011 — The state Senate voted unanimously to confirm Washington Utilities and Transportation Commissioner Philip Jones to a second six-year term. Jones will serve until Jan. 1, 2017.

Last January, Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed Commissioner Jones to another term. Jones, 58, was originally named to the three-member panel by Gregoire in March 2005.

He is an active member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, serving on the association's board of directors and its executive committee as second vice president, as well as its International Relations and Telecommunications committees.

He is co-chairman of NARUC's Washington Action Committee, and the chairman of the board of the National Regulatory Research Institute, the research body for state regulators.

Prior to his commission appointment, Jones served as managing director of Cutter & Buck (Europe), BV in Amsterdam, the Netherlands for five years. He was senior legislative assistant to former Washington Sen. Daniel J. Evans, and staffed him on energy policy issues and for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as well as international trade policy.

Jones graduated from Harvard College with honors in 1977.

The UTC regulates the rates and practices of the privately owned electric, natural gas, telephone, water and garbage utilities as well as residential-moving companies. The commission is also responsible for railroad and pipeline-safety programs in Washington.

Commissioners serve six-year terms, and no more than two can be from the same political party. Appointees are subject to state Senate confirmation.

Jones' annual salary is $114,550.

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