Jim O’Connor brings a unique, needed skill set formerly absent at the ACC. Jim’s 42 years’ experience in finance with responsibility for regulatory compliance, investment portfolio management, and enterprise leadership makes him the only commissioner with that expertise.
Jim will protect Arizona citizens who are utility consumers from unfeasible ideas that would cause utility rates to skyrocket, resulting in undue hardships on many of our citizens. Jim will fight unsound regulations, crack down on financial crime, uphold the Arizona State Constitution and protect Arizona families and their finances.
Jim has a long history of public service volunteering for leadership positions in the Republican party. Further, Jim served for years on bylaw committees for the Arizona Republican Party, Maricopa County Republican Committee and Legislative District 23 in Scottsdale. He served as a member of the Electoral College in 2016.
Jim has also served for 12 years on the Board of Grace Line Ministries, a non-profit Christian mentoring organization. He enjoyed four years of enrichment studies at Phoenix Seminary and is a partner at Pinnacle Forum in Phoenix. Jim brings wisdom, integrity, and experience to the job for the good of the citizens of Arizona.
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