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Garry Brown

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Garry Brown
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New York Public Service Commissioner
In office
December 13, 2007 - Present
Term ends
February 1, 2015
Years in position 7
Base salary$127,000
Elections and appointments
Appointed byEliot Spitzer (D)
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sState University College at Plattsburgh
Master'sState University of New York at Albany
Place of birthWilliamsville, New York
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Garry Brown serves on the New York Public Service Commission. He was confirmed by the state Senate on December 13, 2007 and served as chairman from January 2, 2008 - September 2, 2013.[1]


Brown has spent over 30 years in the public, private and not-for-profit energy and electricity sectors. He has served as Senior Policy Analyst for the former New York State Energy Office, Vice President, External Affairs and Vice President of Strategic Planning for the New York Independent System Operator, and Manager of Government and Market Relations for Sithe Energies, Inc.[1]


  • B.A., State University College at Plattsburgh
  • Master's of Public Administration, Rockefeller School of Public Affairs at the State University of New York at Albany

Political career

New York Public Service Commission (2007-present)

Brown has served as a member of the New York Public Service Commission since December 13, 2007.



Brown was re-appointed to the New York Public Service Commission by Gov. David Paterson in February 2009. Common Cause criticized the re-appointment stating, "The govenror is not willing to think creatively about ways that the PSC can positively help New York's families during this economically difficult times."[2]


Brown was first appointed to the New York Public Service Commission in 2007.[1]

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