Public Service Commission Appointment Process

The Public Service Commission of West Virginia consists of three members, appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the State Senate. No more than two Commissioners may belong to the same political party. Commissioners serve six-year staggered terms, with one term expiring as of July 1 of each odd numbered year. One Commissioner is designated as Chairman of the Commission by the Governor. The Chairman serves as the chief administrative officer of the Commission. All Commissioners must be citizens and residents of West Virginia and at least one must be licensed to practice law in West Virginia, with not less than ten years actual work experience in the legal profession as a member of a State Bar.