Garry Brown

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Garry Brown
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New York Public Service Commissioner
Former officeholder
In office
December 13, 2007 - February 1, 2015
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 served on the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) from 2008 to 2015. He was confirmed for appointment to the statewide regulatory board by the New York State Senate on December 13, 2007, and served as PSC chair from January 2, 2008 - September 2, 2013.[1] Brown's second term expired on February 1, 2015.


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 (2007-2015)

Brown served as a member of the New York Public Service Commission from December 13, 2007, to February 1, 2015, when his second term expired.



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 governor 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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