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* - Judge Jagdmann is currently serving her third term as Commissioner. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Richmond School of Law. Prior to being elected to the Commission in 2006, 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, a position that included the Anti-trust and Utility Consumer Counsel Divisions. Before her work in the Office of Attorney General, she served as counsel to the SCC and its staff on securities and utility matters. Active in the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), she currently serves as 1st Vice President and is slated to be President in October 2021. Past NARUC positions include leading the Electricity Committee and the Task Force on Military Workforce Development. 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. As adjunct faculty, she teaches energy policy and regulation at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Angela Navarro

Angela L. Navarro - Judge Navarro previously served as Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade under Governor Ralph Northam, where she worked on housing, small business, economic development, and energy policies. Prior to that role, she served as Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources under both Governor Terry McAuliffe and Governor Ralph Northam, where she advised on land conservation, energy, and environmental policies. Before entering government service, Navarro practiced law with the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC). While at SELC, she led the organization’s energy efficiency practice across a six-state southeastern region, and she was the organization’s lead attorney on energy matters in Virginia. She holds degrees in business and English from the University of Florida and a law degree from Georgetown 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)