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David W. Danner

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David W. Danner
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Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
In office
February 2013 - Present
Years in position 2
Base salary$128,160
Elections and appointments
AppointedFebruary 2013
Appointed byGov. Jay Inslee (D)
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sColumbia University
Master'sUniversity of Washington
J.D.George Washington University
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David W. Danner is the current chairman of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. He has served in this role since February 2013.[1]


An attorney by trade, Danner has been a telecommunications lawyer in private practice, counsel to the Washington Senate Energy and Utilities Committee, and senior policy advisor at the Washington State Department of Information Services.

He served as executive policy advisor to Gov. Gary Locke on energy, telecommunications, finance and elections issues. Locke appointed Danner to the state Pollution Control Hearings Board and Shoreline Hearings Board in 2004. In 2005, Danner joined the WUTU, serving as executive director and later as Secretary. In 2013 he was appointed to a vacant seat on the commission.[2]


  • B.A., Columbia University
  • MA, communications, University of Washington
  • J.D., George Washington University

Political career

Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (2013-present)

Danner has served as Chairman of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission since February 2013.[2]



Danner was appointed as Chairman of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission in February 2013 by Gov. Jay Inslee.[3]

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Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
2013 - present
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