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Louisiana Public Service Commission
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012-2013 FY Budget:  $9,295,852
Total Seats:  5
Term limits:  2.5 in 3 consecutive terms
Structure
Length of term:   6 years
Authority:  Louisiana Constitution, Article 4, Section 21 A(1)
Leadership:  Eric Skrmetta (R)
Selection Method:  Elected
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The Louisiana Public Service Commission is a five-member executive board in the Louisiana state government. The commission was originally established by the Louisiana Constitution of 1921. It succeeded the Railroad Commission of 1898.[1]

Current officeholder

The commissioners are as follows:

District Commissioner
1 Eric Skrmetta
2 Scott Angelle
3 Lambert Boissiere, III
4 Clyde Holloway
5 Foster Campbell

Authority

Article 4, Section 21 A(1) of the Louisiana Constitution establishes a Public Service Commission, headed by the chairman, which is selected by the commission:

There shall be a Public Service Commission in the executive branch. It shall consist of five members, who shall be elected for overlapping terms of six years at the time fixed for congressional elections from single member districts established by law. The commission annually shall elect one member as chairman...

Qualifications

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Elections

Commissioners serve overlapping six-year terms and are elected the same time as congressional elections.

2012

  • 2012 Primary Election

Scott Angele (R) defeated four opponents in the blanket primary election on November 6, 2012. He earned over 57% of the vote, which qualified him to bypass the runoff election on December 8th.

Louisiana Public Service Commission General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Angele 57.2% 213,485
     Democratic Forest Wright 20.5% 76,336
     Republican Erich Ponti 11.6% 43,287
     Republican Sarah Holliday 7.6% 28,214
     Independent Greg Gaubert 3.2% 11,758
Total Votes 373,080
Election Results via Louisiana Secretary of State.


Term limits

Article 4, Section 21 A(2) of the Louisiana Constitution establishes term limits for commissioners:

No person who has served as a member of the commission for more than two and one-half terms in three consecutive terms shall be elected to the commission for the succeeding term...

Vacancies

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Duties

Article 4, Section 21 B of the Louisiana Constitution outlines the powers and duties of the commission:

  • Regulate all common carriers and public utilities and have such other regulatory authority as provided by law.
  • Adopt and enforce reasonable rules, regulations, and procedures necessary for the discharge of its duties, and shall have other powers and perform other duties as provided by law.
Click here to view a larger-scale image of the Louisiana PSC Organizational Chart as of March 2013.

Divisions

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State budget

The Public Service Commission's budget for fiscal year 2012-2013 was $9,295,852.[2]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2013

In 2013, the commissioners salaries remained at $130,000.[3]

2012

In 2012, the commissioners were paid an estimated $130,000. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the Louisiana Public Service Chair was paid an estimated $130,000 according to the Council of State Governments.[4]

Historical officeholders

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Recent news

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Contact information

New Orleans
Office of the Commissioner
District 3 - New Orleans
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 1020
New Orleans, Louisiana 70163
504-680-9529
800-256-9413
fax: 504-680-9536

Baton Rouge
Office of the Commissioner
District 3 - Baton Rouge
Galvez Building, 11th Floor
602 North Fifth Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
225-342-6687 or 800-256-2413
fax: 225-342-2008
alicec@lpsc.org


See also

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