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|California Public Utilities Commission|
|Years in position||0|
|Predecessor||Mark J. Ferron|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed by||Governor Jerry Brown (D)|
|Sacramento Municipal Utility District Board member|
At the time of his appointment to the CPUC, Picker was serving on the Sacramento Municipal Utility District Board. First elected to the position in 2012, he had to step down from the board in January 2014 in order to begin his appointment to the statewide commission.
Picker's background with the California state government includes serving as deputy assistant for toxic substance control to Gov. Brown from 1981-1982, deputy to the California State Treasurer from 1998-1999, as well as senior adviser for renewable energy to the California governor's office since 2009.
Before his election to the SMUD in 2012, Picker had seven years of experience working in Sacramento government, having been chief of staff to Sacramento Mayor Joe Serna Jr. from 1992-1999.
California Public Utilities Commission (2014-Present)
Picker was appointed to the California Public Utilities Commission by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) in January 2014 to replace commissioner Mark J. Ferron, who resigned citing health reasons before his term's scheduled expiration at the end of 2014.
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Mark J. Ferron
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