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Gov. Hickenlooper reappoints James K. Tarpey to the Public Utilities Commission

DENVER — Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today he reappointed James K. Tarpey to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) of Colorado.


“Colorado has been served well by James Tarpey’s background in energy, telecommunications and transportation,” Hickenlooper said. “We are fortunate to have Jim’s level of experience and judgment on the PUC. He has helped Colorado establish solid, fair rules and regulations for protecting the environment and promoting business.”


Tarpey has been a commissioner at the PUC since January 2008, when he was appointed by then Gov. Bill Ritter. As a commissioner, he has participated in a wide range of matters involving the electric, gas, telecommunications and transportation industries.


“I appreciate Governor Hickenlooper’s confidence in choosing to appoint me to a second term,” Tarpey said. “The work done at the Commission is important for all of Colorado and I look forward to continued involvement in that process.”


Tarpey earned a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University and a J.D. from Fordham University.


The reappointment is effective Jan. 7, 2013, for a term expiring in January 2017.




About the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
The Department is responsible for preserving the integrity of the marketplace and is committed to promoting a fair and competitive business environment in Colorado. The Department, led by an executive director, works through the following Divisions and Offices: Division of Banking, Division of Civil Rights, Division of Financial Services, Division of Insurance, Division of Real Estate, Division of Registrations, Division of Securities, Office of Consumer Counsel, Policy and Research, and the Public Utilities Commission.


About the Colorado Public Utilities Commission
The Commission serves the public interest by effectively regulating utilities and facilities so that the people of Colorado receive safe, reliable, and reasonably-priced services consistent with the economic, environmental and social values of our state.