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Gov. Perry Reappoints Nelson to the Public Utility Commission of Texas

Thursday, December 17, 2009  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Donna Nelson of Austin to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) for a term to expire Sept. 1, 2015. The board encourages competition and customer choice in Texas, and ensures electric and telephone operations, services and rates are fair and reasonable.

Nelson is a former special assistant and advisor on energy, telecommunications and cable budget and policy issues in the Governor’s Office, and has served on the commission since 2008. She assisted the Governor’s Competitiveness Council with the preparation of the Texas 2008 State Energy Plan. She is past director of the PUC telecommunications section and legal advisor to the PUC chairman. She is also a former assistant attorney general of Texas, where she specialized in antitrust lawsuits. Nelson is a member of the State Bar of Texas and past member of the Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. She received a bachelor’s degree from Black Hills State College and a law degree from Texas Tech University.

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