• Liane M. Randolph

    Commissioner Liane M. Randolph was appointed to the California Public Utilities Commission by Governor Jerry Brown in January 2015. She formerly served as Deputy Secretary and General Counsel at the California Natural Resources Agency and was appointed to that position by Governor Brown in May 2011.

    Commissioner Randolph’s portfolio and interests focus on long-term electric and gas resource planning, energy market design, utility infrastructure, and adaptation to climate change. She is presently the lead Commissioner for approximately 85 formal proceedings spanning the regulated electricity, gas, telecommunications, transportation and water industries. Commissioner Randolph leads the Integrated Resource Plan proceeding established pursuant to Senate Bill 350, the investigations into the future of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, Resource Adequacy, Climate Change Adaptation for California’s utilities, and major general rate cases, including Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Southern California Gas Company, and San Diego Gas & Electric Company. She is also the chair of the Policy and Governance committee at the Commission, and has spearheaded reforms to the CPUC’s Rules of Practice and Procedure.

    Commissioner Randolph is an expert in government and administrative law. She served as Chair of the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) from 2003 to 2007, where she managed a staff of 70 in the implementation and enforcement of California's Political Reform Act. Prior to her service at the FPPC, Commissioner Randolph practiced municipal law and previously served as City Attorney for the Cities of San Leandro and Suisun City. Commissioner Randolph obtained her law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she also earned a B.A. in History.



  • Contact Info:

    Commissioner Liane M. Randolph
    California Public Utilities Commission
    505 Van Ness Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94102

    To request a meeting with Commissioner Randolph or one of her Advisors, please fill out a Meeting Request Form. Please note that the meeting request form is subject to the California Public Records Act.

    Follow Commissioner Randolph on Social Media
    Twitter: @LRandolphCPUC

  • Mark Smith

    Administrative Support for Commissioner Randolph's Office

    Email: Mark.Smith@cpuc.ca.gov

    Phone: 415-696-7304

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