New York Senate Confirms Three New PSC Commissioners
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The New York State Public Service Commission announced that David J. Valesky, John B. Maggiore, and Rory M. Christian were confirmed by the New York State Senate to serve as commissioners of the PSC.
Valesky, a former New York State Senator, was most recently the deputy commissioner at the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets, overseeing the agency’s participation in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA)
Maggiore has served in various roles in the state's Executive Chamber since 2011, most recently as senior advisor to Governor Cuomo. Prior to that, he served as Governor Cuomo's Director of Policy, Chief of Staff to Lt. Governor Robert Duffy, and the Governor’s Director of Regional Affairs.
Christian spent five years with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).
In addition to the appointments of Messrs. Valesky, Maggiore, and Christian, Commissioner James Alesi was confirmed for a second term through February 1, 2027, the same term as the new Commissioners.
The PSC can consist of up to seven members, each appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate for a term of six years or to complete an unexpired term of a former Commissioner.