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Arizona Corporation Commission Swearing-In Ceremony

PHOENIX — The Arizona Corporation Commission will hold a swearing-in ceremony for incoming Commissioners on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 9 a.m. The ceremony will see Commissioner Justin Olson and Commissioner-elect Sandra Kennedy sworn-in to office. The newly sworn-in and ongoing Commissioners will vote to elect a new Chairman. Outgoing Chairman Tom Forese will also give his farewell remarks.
The Arizona Corporation Commission is a statewide office comprised of five elected Commissioners who serve four-year staggered terms. Commissioner Justin Olson was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey in October 2017 to fill the vacancy left by former Commissioner Doug Little, who left to take a position at the United States Department of Energy in Washington D.C. Commissioner Olson was elected this past November to serve his first full term as a Corporation Commissioner. Commissioner-elect Sandra Kennedy was first elected to the Corporation Commission in 2008 and is returning after a six-year absence. Commissioners Bob Burns, Andy Tobin, and Boyd Dunn were elected in 2016 and will continue to serve for the next two years.
Monday, January 7, 2019 9 a.m.
Arizona Corporation Commission
Hearing Room One
1200 W. Washington St.Phoenix, AZ 85007
1. Call to Order - Chairman Tom Forese
2. Invocation
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Welcome and Introductions - Chairman Tom Forese
5. Swearing-In Ceremony for Commissioner Justin Olson
6. Remarks by Commissioner Olson
7. Swearing-In for Commissioner Elect Sandra Kennedy
8. Remarks by Commissioner Kennedy
9. Election of Corporation Commission Chairman
10. Farewell Remarks - Chairman Forese
11. Closing Remarks - Chairman and Commissioners
12. Adjournment
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The Arizona Corporation Commission was established by the state's constitution to regulate public utilities and business incorporation. The five Commissioners elected to the Corporation Commission oversee executive, legislative, and judicial proceedings on behalf of Arizonans when it comes to their water, electricity, telephone, and natural gas resources as well as the regulation of securities, pipeline, and railroad safety. To learn more about the Arizona Corporation Commission and its Commissioners, visit