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Philip B. Jones, Commissioner

Appointed by Governor Chris Gregoire in March 2005 and confirmed unanimously by the State Senate. Commissioner Jones is a member of the International Relations and Telecommunications Committee of NARUC. On the Telecommunications Committee, he has served on several policy panels and currently leads its Federal Legislation Subcommittee. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI). He is Vice Chair of the Washington Action Committee. He also currently serves on the Executive Committee of NARUC, which manages its daily operations for the Board of Directors. Prior to his commission appointment, he served as managing director of Cutter & Buck (Europe), BV in Amsterdam, the Netherlands for five years.

From 1983 – 1988 he served as senior legislative assistant to Senator Daniel J. Evans, the former U.S. Senator from Washington State, and staffed him on energy policy issues before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, as well as international trade policy. He was responsible for a broad range of energy issues, including hydroelectric re-licensing, nuclear waste management, energy conservation and renewables, and the Bonneville Power Administration.

Jones is a native of Spokane, Washington. He graduated from Harvard College with honors with a degree in East Asian Studies in 1977.


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