About the Commissioners

The SCC's commissioners are elected by the General Assembly for six-year terms. The terms are staggered in increments of two years. Working full-time, the commissioners direct the work of the SCC with the expertise of a staff of nearly 675.
Jehmal T. Hudson

Jehmal T. Hudson* - Judge Hudson was educated at the Adelphi University and earned his law degree from the Vermont Law School. Prior to being appointed to the Commission, he served in various roles at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for more than 10 years, including director of government affairs. Most recently, he served as vice president of government affairs for the National Hydropower Association. His service as an SCC Commissioner began in 2020.

Judith Williams Jagdmann

Judith Williams Jagdmann - Judy Jagdmann is currently serving her third term as a Commissioner on the Virginia State Corporation Commission, regulating the utilities, insurance, banking and securities industries. Recently, the Virginia Health Benefit Exchange was added to the SCC's jurisdiction. In 2005, the Virginia General Assembly unanimously elected her Attorney General. Previously, she served as Virginia’s Deputy Attorney General for Civil Litigation, a position that included the Anti-trust and Utility Consumer Counsel Divisions.
Jagdmann holds leadership posts in several national organizations. She currently serves as President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. Past NARUC positions include leading the Electricity Committee and the Task Force on Military Workforce Development. She also serves on the Advisory Council Executive Committee of the Electric Power Research Institute and the Executive Committee for the Critical Consumer Issues Forum.
Regional leadership includes serving as President of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (2017-18) and as the Virginia member of the Organization of PJM States, Inc.
Admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court and 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, Jagdmann also is a member of the National Association of Attorneys General and the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. She often teaches energy policy and regulation at Virginia law schools, including the University of Virginia School of Law, as an adjunct faculty member.
A native of Virginia, Jagdmann is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Richmond School of Law.



*Current chair. The position rotates annually among the three members on February 1.

Commissioners since SCC's Inception in 1903:

Beverley T. Crump (1903-1907)
Henry C. Stuart (1903-1908)
Henry Fairfax (1903-1905)
Joseph E. Willard (1905-1910)
Robert R. Prentis (1907-1916)
William F. Rhea (1908-1925)
J.R. Wingfield (1910-1918)
C.B. Garnett (1910-1918)
Alexander Forward (1918-1923)
Robert E. Williams (1918-1919)
S.L. Lupton (1918-1919)
Berkley D. Adams (1919-1928)
Oscar L. Shewmake (1923-1924)
H. Lester Hooker (1924-1972)
Louis S. Epes (1925-1929)
William Meade Fletcher (1928-1943)
George C. Peery (1929-1933)
Thomas W. Ozlin (1933-1944)
Harvey B. Apperson (1944-1947)
Robert O. Norris (1944-1944)
L. McCarthy Downs (1944-1949)
W. Marshall King (1947-1957)
Ralph T. Catterall (1949-1973)
Jesse W. Dillon (1957-1972)
Preston C. Shannon (1972-1996)
Junie L. Bradshaw (1972-1985)
Thomas P. Harwood, Jr. (1973-1992)
Elizabeth B. Lacy (1985-1988)
Theodore V. Morrison, Jr. (1989-2007)
Hullihen Williams Moore (1992-2004)
Clinton Miller (1996-2006)
James C. Dimitri (2008-2018)
Patricia L. West (2019-2020)
Mark C. Christie (2004-2021)
Angela L. Navarro (2021-2022)