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Steven Lesser
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Ohio Public Utilities Commission
Former officeholder
In office
April 11, 2010 - April 10, 2015
PredecessorRonda Hartman Fergus
Chair, Ohio Public Utilities Commission
Base salary$124,509
Elections and appointments
AppointedFebruary 2010
Appointed byGov. Ted Strickland (D)
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sState University of New York at Binghamton (1975)
J.D.Capital University Law School (1978)
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Steven Lesser was a Ohio Public Utilities Commissioner. He was first appointed to the commission in 2010 by then-Governor Ted Strickland. His term expired on April 10, 2015.[1]


Lesser has been involved in utility regulation for over 30 years. He began his career at the PUCO in 1979, serving as chief of staff, assistant director of the legal department, deputy director of the transportation department and administrative law judge/attorney examiner in the legal department. Prior to joining the PUCO, Lesser served as legal counsel to Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation and was law director for the Village of Hanover in Licking County, Ohio.[2]


  • B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton, 1975
  • J.D., Capital University Law School, 1978

Political career

Ohio Public Utilities Commission (2010-2015)

Lesser served as a member of the Ohio Public Utilities Commission from April 2010 to April 2015.



Lesser was appointed to the Ohio Public Utilities Commission by Gov. Ted Strickland in February 2010 to a term beginning April 11, 2010.[3]

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Preceded by
Ronda Hartman Fergus
Ohio Public Utilities Commission
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