Bagot Takes Oath of Office, Becomes 39th SCC Commissioner  


APR 01, 2024

RICHMOND – Kelsey A. Bagot was sworn in today as the 39th commissioner of the State Corporation Commission (SCC). Bagot was elected by the General Assembly to fill a term ending January 31, 2030.

Prior to being elected to the Commission, Bagot was a Senior Attorney at NextEra Energy, Inc. Previously she served as Legal Advisor to Commissioner Mark C. Christie at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Christie served on the SCC for almost 17 years before joining FERC.

Bagot also served as a trial attorney at FERC as well as an associate at Troutman Saunders LLP and Van Ness Feldman LLP in Washington, D.C.

Bagot earned her Bachelor’s Degree from American University and her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

The other two SCC commissioners are Jehmal T. Hudson, the current chair, and Samuel T. Towell. The commissioners serve six-year terms.

Established in 1902, the SCC’s authority encompasses utilities, insurance, a health benefit exchange, state-chartered financial institutions, securities, retail franchising, railroad safety, and underground utility damage prevention. The Commission also serves as the Commonwealth’s central filing office for all entities formed or registered under Virginia corporate law. 


Contact: Andy Farmer, 804-371-9141