James Volz

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James Volz
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Vermont Public Service Board
In office
March 1, 2005 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 10
Base salary$131,019
Elections and appointments
AppointedMarch 1, 2005; March 1, 2011
Appointed byGovernor of Vermont
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBoston University
J.D.Franklin Pierce Law Center
Office website
James Volz is the current chairman of the Vermont Public Service Board. He was first appointed by then-Governor Jim Douglas to a six-year term beginning March 1, 2005 and re-appointed to a second six-year term by Gov. Peter Shumlin on March 1, 2011.[1]


Volz came to Vermont in 1981 as a clerk for the Vermont Supreme Court. After clerking, he served as a Deputy State's Attorney in Brattleboro before entering private practice for a few years.

Volz worked for the Vermont Department of Public Service for 20 years, 16 of which he spent as the Director of Public Advocacy. In that capacity, Volz directed the litigation of the entire department, drafted legislation, testified before the legislature, and advised both the Commissioner of Public Service and the governor.[1]


  • B.A., Boston University
  • J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center

Political career

Vermont Public Service Board (2005-present)

Volz has served as Chairman of the Vermont Public Service Board since 2005.[1]



Volz was re-appointed to the Vermont Public Service Board by Gov. Peter Shumlin in 2011 and confirmed by the Vermont Legislature in 2012.[2]


Volz was first appointed to the Vermont Public Service Board by then-Gov. James Douglas in 2005.

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