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Jeff Goltz, Chairman
||Jeff Goltz was appointed chairman of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission by Governor Chris Gregoire in February 2009. Before coming to the commission, Mr. Goltz practiced law for 34 years, 30 of which were in the Washington Attorney General’s Office, most recently as one of four supervising deputy attorneys general, both under Attorney General Rob McKenna and former Attorney General Gregoire. Prior to that, he served as head of the Utilities and Transportation Division of the Attorney General’s for 11 years, serving as chief counsel to the UTC; as head of the Ecology Division; and as an assistant attorney general both in the Ecology and Revenue Divisions. He also was in private practice and worked on environmental and energy issues as a legislative assistant in Washington, D.C. He currently serves on the Electricity and Consumer Affairs Committees of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and is the representative of the Washington UTC on the State-Provincial Steering Committee, an advisory committee to the Western Electricity Coordinating Council on regional transmission issues.|
After growing up in Bellingham, Washington, Goltz attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, receiving his B.A. cum laude in 1971. He received his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1974.