Governor Greg Abbott appointed Arthur D’Andrea to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. His term expires September 1, 2023. D’Andrea participated in his first open meeting on November 17, 2017, where Chair DeAnn T. Walker and Commissioner Brandy Marty Marquez welcomed him to the commission.
Before his appointment, D’Andrea was an assistant general counsel for the Office of Governor Greg Abbott and previously served as an assistant solicitor general for the Office of the Attorney General of Texas. He was in the Weil, Gotshal, and Menges, LLP Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation Practice Group where he represented clients before the United States Supreme Court and in federal and state courts of appeals nationwide. D’Andrea clerked for the Honorable Patrick E. Higginbotham and the Honorable Will Garwood on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He previously served as a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. D’Andrea received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a Doctor of Law -JD with high honors from The University of Texas School of Law.
The Public Utility Commission of Texas regulates the state’s electric, telecommunication, and water and sewer utilities, implements legislation, and offers customer assistance in resolving consumer complaints.