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John Colgan

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John Colgan
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Illinois Commerce Commission
In office
November 15, 2009 - Present
Years in position 6
PredecessorRobert F. Lieberman
Base salary$100,860
Elections and appointments
AppointedNovember 15, 2009
Appointed byGovernor of Illinois
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSouthern Illinois University
Master'sUniversity of Illinois
Office website
John Colgan is a current member of the Illinois Commerce Commission. He has served in this position since November 2009.[1]


Colgan was the founding Executive Director of the Illinois Hunger Coalition, an organization he served for over 11 years. He then accepted a position with the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies in 2000. He also served as Program Director at the Peoria County Community Action Agency from 1981-1989. Colgan is currently a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, serving on the Consumer Affairs Committee and the Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Sequestration.[1]


  • Bachelor's degree, Southern Illinois University
  • MA, political science, University of Illinois

Political career

Illinois Commerce Commission (2009-Present)

Colgan has been a member of the Illinois Commerce Commission since 2009. His term expired on January 19, 2015, but no decision had been made about reappointment or a new commission member by that date.[2]



In January 2010, Colgan was appointed to a full term on the Illinois Commerce Commission, expiring in 2015.[1]


Colgan was first appointed to the Illinois Commerce Commission on November 15, 2009 by Gov. Pat Quinn (D). At that time, Colgan was appointed to fill a vacancy on the commission.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert F. Lieberman
Illinois Commerce Commission
November 2009-Present
Succeeded by