FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — July 08, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY—Terry M. Jarrett, Commissioner of the Missouri Public Service Commission, today announced that he will not seek reappointment when his term expires on September 11, 2013.
“I have informed Governor [Jay] Nixon of my decision, but I expressed to him that I would be willing to serve past the end of my term until my successor is appointed if needed,” Jarrett said.
Jarrett was first appointed to the Commission on September 11, 2007, by Governor Matt Blunt. “I want to specifically thank former Governor Blunt for giving me the opportunity to serve the people of Missouri at the Public Service Commission. Over the six years that I have been a Commissioner, we have tackled challenging issues, and I am proud to have worked alongside many dedicated professionals and my fellow Commissioners to ensure that Missouri consumers receive safe, adequate and reliable utility services at just and reasonable rates.”
As a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), Jarrett served on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Critical Infrastructure Committee, focusing on issues such as cybersecurity, energy assurance, power grid resiliency, and disaster planning, response and recovery.
Jarrett, an attorney, previously served as General Counsel to Governor Blunt. He began his legal career as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Duane Benton, Judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri, and worked for a law firm in Jefferson City. A veteran, he served as a Judge Advocate officer in the Army Reserves and the Missouri Army National Guard from 2002-2010.