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Douglas R. M. Nazarian
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Maryland Public Service Commission
Former officeholder
In office
August 16, 2008 - January 8, 2013
Base salary$150,000
Elections and appointments
Appointed byGov. Martin O'Malley (D)
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sYale College (1988)
J.D.Duke University School of Law (1991)
BirthdayOctober 30, 1966
Place of birthNew Haven, Connecticut
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Douglas R.M. Nazarian (b. October 30, 1966 in New Haven, Connecticut) is a former member and chairman of the Maryland Public Service Commission. He served in this position from August 16, 2008 to January 2013.[1]

In December 2012, Nazarian was appointed to Maryland's Court of Special Appeals by Gov. Martin O'Malley (D).[2] He assumed the role on January 8, 2013.[3]

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Nazarian spent fifteen years as a litigator, including twelve with Hogan & Hartson L.L.P. as partner in charge of the Baltimore pro bono practice. He then joined the Maryland Public Service Commission in 2007 as General Counsel. He currently serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and is President of the Eastern Interconnection States’ Planning Council. He previously served on the Board of Directors and Advisory Committee of the Organization of PJM States, Inc. (OPSI).[1]

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  • B.A., Yale College, 1988
  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1991

Political career

Public Service Commission Chairman (2008-2013)

Nazarian served as Chairman of the Maryland Public Service Commission since August 16, 2008. His term was set to expire on June 30, 2013,[1] but in December 2012 he was appointed to Maryland's Court of Special Appeals and he resigned from the PSC in January 2013.



Nazarian was appointed to the Maryland Public Service Commission by Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) effective August 16, 2008, with his term expiring June 30, 2013.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Chairman of the Maryland Public Service Commission
Succeeded by
W. Kevin Hughes