Third District: All of Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, Abbeville, Laurens, Greenwood, McCormick, Edgefield, and Saluda, as well as parts of Newberry and Greenville.
Assumed Commissionership July 1, 1998
Elected Chairman for a period ending June 30, 2013.
Born in Newberry, South Carolina.
Children: Amy; Jason; Lauren; Jeremy
Graduated from Hollywood High School in 1968; received an A.A. in general studies from Spartanburg Methodist College in 1970; received a B.S. in Physical Education, with an English minor from Lander University in 1972. He was a member of the SC Probate Judges' Association. He has over 200 hours of CLE certified hours from SC Court Administration.
Served as Vice Chairman on the Saluda County Council, 1981-1987; appointed Probate Judge, 1987-1988; and elected as the Saluda County Probate Judge 1988 - 1998.
Served on the following civic, charitable, etc. organizations:
- Hollywood Ruritan Club-President
- South Carolina Guernsey Cattle Club-President
- Hickory Grove Advent Christian Men's Fellowship-Chairman
Elected to Public Service Commission of South Carolina, July 1, 1998.
Member, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).
- Committee on Telecommunications
- Liasion to Committees on Critical Infrastructure and Telecommunications
Member, Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (SEARUC).
Served as Public Service Commission Vice Chairman, July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2004.
Served as Public Service Commission Chairman, July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2006.
Universal Services Administrative Company (USAC) Board of Directors, April 2011.
Federal - State Joint Board on Universal Service, February 2012.
Elected as Public Service Commission Vice Chairman, July 11, 2012.