With three new members now serving on the five-member Arizona Corporation Commission – arguably the most important and powerful agency in the state – we’re delighted that Kris Mayes has been elected chairwoman.
We long have been impressed with Mayes’ knowledge, industriousness and dedication to energy, utilities and transportation issues in our state.
We also appreciate her new plans to promote water conservation, energy efficiency and use of renewable energy.
Gov. Janet Napolitano appointed Republican Mayes to the ACC in 2003, and she won election in 2004 and 2006.
Her fellow Republican, continuing Commissioner Gary Pierce, also will lend veteran insights to the panel.
We congratulate new Commissioners Bob Stump, Paul Newman and Sandra Kennedy and wish them well.