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 600.
Mark C. Christie

Mark C. Christie* - Judge Christie was educated in the public schools of Welch, W. Va. and at Wake Forest University, where he earned Phi Beta Kappa honors. He received his law degree from Georgetown. He was elected to the State Corporation Commission by the General Assembly in 2004 and was re-elected in 2010 and 2016. He is a former president of the Organization of PJM States (OPSI), comprised of 13 states and the District of Columbia, which are in the PJM region. As president, he led OPSI in litigation to protect the independence of the PJM market monitor and served as an active member of the OPSI board for more than a decade. He is also a former president of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Commissioners (MACRUC). He served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Judith Williams Jagdmann

Judith Williams Jagdmann - Born in Norton, Virginia, Judge Jagdmann was educated at the University of Virginia where she graduated with distinction. She received her law degree from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. Prior to being elected to the Commission, she was the 43rd Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia, serving from 2005-2006. From 1998-2005, Jagdmann served as the Deputy Attorney General for the Civil Litigation Division. Before her work in the Office of Attorney General, she served for 13 years as counsel to the SCC and its staff on securities and utility matters. Her service as an SCC Commissioner began in 2006. She was re-elected to a third six-year term in 2018. She and her husband (Joe) are the parents of two children.

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.

*Current chairman. The chair 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)