Linda K. Breathitt

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Linda K. Breathitt
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Kentucky Public Service Commission
In office
1993 - 1997, May 21, 2012 - Present
Term ends
June 30, 2017
Years in position (current service)3
Years in position (previous service)4
PredecessorCharles Borders
Base salary$121,275
Elections and appointments
AppointedMay 11, 2012
Appointed byGov. Steve Beshear
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kentucky
Office website
Linda K. Breathitt is a member of the Kentucky Public Service Commission. She was appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear in May 2012. Breathitt was reappointed to a second term in 2013 with her current term expiring June 30, 2017.[1]


Breathitt began her career in government as executive director of the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s office in Washington, D.C., assisting state officials and agencies with matters involving the federal government. Breathitt first served on the KPSC from 1993 to 1997. In November 1997 she was appointed by President Bill Clinton to a five-year term on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. After this stint she served as a senior energy and regulatory adviser with the firm Thelen Reid & Priest LLC. She was named to the KPSC for the second time in 2012 and has served on it since.[2]


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Kentucky
  • Completed the state and local government executive program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government

Political career

Kentucky Public Service Commission (2012-present)

Breathitt has served as a member of the Kentucky Public Service Commission since May 21, 2012.[3] Her current term expires June 30, 2017.

Kentucky Public Service Commission (1993-1997)

Breathitt previously served as a member of the Kentucky Public Service Commission from 1993-1997.



Breathitt was appointed to the Kentucky Public Service Commission by Gov. Steve Beshear on May 11, 2012, effective May 21, 2012. Breathitt replaced Charlie Borders who resigned in December 2011.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Borders
Kentucky Public Service Commission
May 2012-present
Succeeded by