Ryan Palmer

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Ryan Palmer
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West Virginia Public Service Commission
Former officeholder
Base salary$90,000
Elections and appointments
AppointedJuly 2010
Appointed byGovernor of West Virginia
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWest Virginia University
J.D.West Virginia University College of Law
Place of birthMorgantown, West Virginia
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Ryan Palmer is a former commissioner of the West Virginia Public Service Commission. He was appointed in 2010 to a term that was originally scheduled to end on June 15, 2015. Palmer resigned from the commission in September 2014 to take a position with the Federal Communications Commission.[1][2]


Palmer was born in Morgantown and raised in St. Albans. He graduated from West Virginia University with a B.A. in English and later earned his J.D. from the West Virginia University College of Law. After law school, Palmer served as a clerk for the late W. Craig Broadwater, who at the time was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. Palmer went on to work as an attorney/advisor to Commissioner Charlotte Lane of the U.S. International Trade Commission and deputy general counsel to West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin.[1]


  • B.A., English, West Virginia University
  • J.D., West Virginia University College of Law

Political career

West Virginia Public Service Commission (2010 - 2014)

As a commissioner, Palmer was a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and sat on the organization's telecommunications and international relations committees.



Palmer was first appointed to the commission in July 2010 to serve the remainder of an unexpired term ending June 30, 2015.


Palmer and his wife, Flavia, live in Charleston and have one daughter.

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Preceded by
West Virginia Public Service Commission
2010 - 2014
Succeeded by
Brooks McCabe