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John "Butch" Howard

South Carolina Public Service Commission

Commissioner Howard

Commissioner Howard was first elected as Commissioner to the South Carolina 1st District on March 4, 2004. He served as Vice Chairman of the Commission in 2008 and as Chairman in 2010.He is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners (NARUC) and served as Co-Vice Chairman on the NARUC Committee on Water from 2006 – 2009 and served as Chairman of the NARUC Committee on Water from 2010 – 2012. He is a member of the SouthEastern Association of Regulatory Commissioners (SEARUC), the Water Research Foundation, the Public Council on Drinking Water Research, the New Mexico State Center for Public Utilities Advisory Council and on the Department of Homeland Security’s Water Sector Government Coordinating Council.

Commissioner Howard has participated in the Regulatory Studies Program (2004), the NARUC Utility Rate School (2005), the Institute of Regulatory Law and Economics (2005) the National Judicial College (2006) and Merging Issues (2007). He is the first NARUC Commissioner to earn the Certificate of Continuing Regulatory Education (CCRE).

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