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Marsha Smith
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Idaho Public Utilities Commission
Former officeholder
In office
1991 - 2015
President, Idaho Public Utilities Commission
November 1991 – April 1995
Base salary$94,010
Elections and appointments
Appointed byGovernor Cecil D. Andrus
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sIdaho State University
Master'sBrigham Young University
J.D.University of Washington
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Marsha Smith is a former member of the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, the state agency charged with regulating the state's utility companies. She served in this position from her appointment in 1991 until her retirement in 2015.[1] She was replaced by Kristine Raper. [2]


Smith served four terms on the Idaho Public Utilities Commission. Prior to her appointment mission, Smith was deputy attorney general in the business regulation/consumer affairs division of the Idaho Attorney General's Office and was deputy attorney general for the Idaho Public Utilities Commission.[1]


  • B.S., Biology, Education, Idaho State University
  • M.A., Library Science, Brigham Young University
  • J.D., University of Washington

Political career

Public Utilities Commission (1991-2015)

Smith served as a member of the public utilities commission from 1991-2015. She was appointed by then-Idaho Governor Cecil D. Andrus. She was president of the commission for her first four years in office.[1] Smith was re-appointed to three subsequent terms and retired in 2015.[2]



Smith was first appointed to the Idaho Public Utilities Commission in 1991 by Gov. Cecil D. Andrus. She served as president of the commission from November 1991 to April 1995.[1]

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Preceded by
Idaho Public Utilities Commission
Succeeded by
Kristine Raper