Colette D. Honorable

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Colette D. Honorable
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Arkansas Public Service Commission
Former officeholder
In office
October 2007 - January 2015
Base salary$129,420
Elections and appointments
AppointedOctober 2007
Appointed byGovernor of Arkansas
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Memphis
J.D.University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law
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Colette D. Honorable is a former member and chair of the Arkansas Public Service Commission. She was first appointed to the commission in October 2007 by Gov. Mike Beebe.

Honorable resigned from the Arkansas Public Service Commission in January 2015 after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a seat on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.[1] Beebe appointed Lamar Davis to fill her seat.

A January 2013 article in Governing named Honorable as one of the top state Democratic officials to watch in 2013.[2]


Before her appointment as a commissioner, Honorable was Governor Mike Beebe's chief of staff during his service as attorney general. Previously, she was a senior assistant attorney general and worked in the department's Consumer and Civil Litigation and Medicaid Fraud divisions. Before joining the state attorney general's office, she was a staff attorney at the Center for Arkansas Legal Services, a judicial law clerk for the Arkansas Court of Appeals and an assistant public defender.[3]


  • Bachelor's degree, University of Memphis
  • J.D., University of Arkansas[4]

Political career

Public Service Commissioner (2007-2015)

Honorable served as a member of the Arkansas Public Service Commission from 2007 to 2015. Honorable was commission chair at the time of her resignation.[5]



Honorable was first appointed to the Arkansas Public Service Commission in October 2007 by Gov. Mike Beebe.[3]

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Preceded by
Arkansas Public Service Commission
Succeeded by
Lamar Davis