John R. NorrisJohn R. Norris was nominated by President Barack Obama to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2010 and reconfirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2012 for a full term expiring in June 2017.
Commissioner Norris, a lawyer, has years of experience in energy policy and regulatory affairs. He most recently served as Chief of Staff to Secretary Tom Vilsack of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Prior to joining the USDA, he served as Chairman of the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) from 2005 to 2009. During his tenure as IUB Chairman, Commissioner Norris served on the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Electricity Committee and was Co-Chair of the 2009 National Electricity Delivery Forum. Learn More
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Sworn InSworn In for the New Term:
June 18, 2012
June 30, 2017
*Note: Commissioner Norris was sworn in for a new term prior to the expiration of his previous term
Previously Sworn In:
January 11, 2010
June 30, 2012